Date: 09/24/2001 at 22:19:15 From: ann Subject: Weighing coins to cash in Approximately how many of each: nickels, dimes, and pennies, does it take to make a pound? Or do you have another suggestion? I want to get an idea of how much change I have around. Thanks.
Date: 09/25/2001 at 11:55:56 From: Doctor Ian Subject: Re: Weighing coins to cash in Hi Ann, You can find the official weights of coins here: U.S. Code: Title 31, Section 5112 (Money and Finance) Sec. 5112. Denominations, specifications, and design of coins http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/31/5112.text.html Note that the weights are in grams. There are 454 grams in a pound, so if a coin weighs x grams, the number of coins in a pound would be 454/x. For example, a nickel weighs 5 grams. So there would be 454/5 = about 91 nickels in a pound. Does this help? - Doctor Ian, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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