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Subject:  Paper and pencil. 
Author:  =[ Lee ]= 
Date:  Nov 21 2003 
I used both the paper an applet to solve this problem. I thought the paper was a
much better way to approach this problem. The applet was visually appealing and
easy to use and understand, but I likes haveing a fixed amount of data to work
with.
With paper I could look at the data my teacher gave us and set up a series of
eqautions to work with and solve for. I set up 3 equations that I knew were true
and solved for the variables using skills I learnd in Algebra 2. This gave me a
value for each fo the coins. I could not have done this with just the
applet.
Lee
 
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