Which ten numbers equal 59?

Troy was taking a test to be a cashier at a grocery store. One of his requirements was to show all the ways to give 59 cents in change using exactly ten coins. How many ways could he do this?
rotissueni
Asked Mar 15, 2010
$0.01 Penny
$0.05 Nickel
$0.10 Dime
$0.25 Quarter
$0.50 Half-dollar

Well he could do a half dollar and 9 pennies. Or 5 dimes, 1 nickel, and 4 pennies. Or one quarter, one dime, 4 nickels, and 4 pennies. That's all I can think of right now.
Oni_Kami
Answered Mar 16, 2010
Edited Mar 16, 2010
2 quarters, one nickel and 4 pennies, 59 pennies, 11 nickels, 4 pennies, there are several ways this can be done-I would say over 25 ways
niteowl24
Answered Mar 16, 2010
The problem with your answer is the poster said, "using exactly ten coins." Your answers were 7, 59, and 15, none of which are 10.

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