What’s the value of a pound of dimes?

About $20 can be bought with a pound of dimes. Based on the fact that each dime made by the U.S. Mint weighs 2.27 grammes, you can figure out how much a pound of dimes is worth.

Since a pound is 453.59 grammes, you can figure out how many dimes are in a pound by dividing 453.59 by 2.27. The answer is about 200 dimes. Since each dime is worth 10 cents, or 0.10 dollars, 200 dimes are worth $20. This is found by multiplying 200 dimes by 0.10 dollars. The same way can be used to figure out how much a pound of any other coin value is worth.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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