# Dime and Nickel

Submitted by JM on Tue, 08/04/2009 - 11:30**Dime and Nickel Problem**

A parking meter coin slot receives dimes and nickels. When the meter box is emptied, there were **148 coins** and a total of **$10.65**. How many dimes and how many nickels were there? **Read more »**

# Movie Ticket Problem

Submitted by JM on Wed, 07/29/2009 - 14:18Admission ticket to a motion picture theater were priced at **$5** for adult and **$3** for the student. **820** tickets were sold and the total receipts were **$2860**, how many of the each type of ticket were sold?

# Geometry Problem - Triangles

Submitted by JM on Wed, 07/29/2009 - 12:39**The longest side of a triangle is twice as long as the shortest side** and **2 feet longer than the third side**. If the **perimeter of the triangle is 33 feet**, what is the length of each side? **Read more »**

# Algebra: Geometry Problem

Submitted by JM on Tue, 07/28/2009 - 15:06**Algebra: Geometry Problem
**

If the

**width**of a rectangular field is

**2 meters**more than

**one-half**of its

**length**and its perimeter is

**40 meters**, what are the dimensions?

**Solution:**

From the problem statement, we can derive the following representation:

Let:

**L =**length of the field

**W =**width of the field

**P = 2L + 2W**

Hence,

# Algebra: Number Problem

Submitted by JM on Tue, 07/28/2009 - 10:40**Solved Problem: Number Problem 2**

Find three consecutive even integers whose sum is 138.

**Solution:**

Consecutive numbers are just the series of counting numbers. However, in this particular problem, the unknown consecutive numbers are restrictive to even numbers only. In this case, the numbers are incremented by **2**. For instance, if the first even number is **60**, the next two consecutive even numbers are **62 (from 60 + 2)** and **64 (from 60 + 4)**.

From the problem statement above, the following representation can be derived as follows:

Let the following be the consecutive numbers