Problem of the Week: 
Making Change at the Boutique Shop
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In the Boutique Shop, you must determine the change a customer receives from $5.00 for each purchase and decide what coins you use to make the change.  You have quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.

  • List all the different ways you can make change in this problem?
  • What is the least number of coins you need to find this change? 
  • Whats the most number of coins you can use to find this change if you have a limit of 9 of any particular coin? 
  • Why can you use only 8 pennies or 3 pennies? (Why not 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 2, 1, or 0?) 
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