Sam went to the bank to withdraw $440.00. He received 30 bills altogether. There were some 5-,some 10- and some 20-dollar bills. Sam received 4 times as many 20-dollar bills as 5-dollar bills. How many 10-dollar bills did Sam receive?
Let x = number of 5-dollar bills
Then 4x = number of 20-dollar bills
and number of 10 dollar bills = 30 - x -4x = 30 - 5x
Total value of bills = 5 * x + 4x * 20 + (30 -5x) *10
=5x + 80x + 300 - 50x
=35x + 300 dollars
But this must equal $440
35x + 300 = 440
35x = 140
x= 140/35 = 4
He received 4 five- dollar bills
He received 4 * 4 = 16 twenty - dollar bills
So he received 10 ten- dollar bills
( check : 20 + 320 + 100 = 440 dollars)
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