A:To figure out how many nickels are in seventeen dollars, let’s first determine how many nickels are in a dollar. There are 20 nickels in one dollar calculated as follows:
$1.00 ÷ .05 = 20 nickels
Since there are 20 nickels in a dollar, we can determine how many nickels are in seventeen dollars by multiplying 20 nickels by 17 as shown below.
20 nickels x 17 = 340
There are 340 nickels in seventeen dollars.
To recap: There are 20 nickels in a dollar, therefore, there are 340 nickels in $17.00. This is calculated by taking 20 nickels in a dollar times 17 (20 x 17 = 340 nickels).
If you are still confused, you can think about it another way. So, a dollar contains 20 nickels as shown above. The below table reflects 20 nickels added for each dollar up to seventeen dollars. You can see how one dollar is equal to 20 nickels and the table progresses to where seventeen dollars equals 340 nickels.
Nickels in Seventeen Dollars
|Dollars||Number of Nickels|
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