How many ways can you make change for a dollar?


Quick Answer

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar using a combination of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars and dollar coins, according to the Mathematical Association of America. It has been disputed that a dollar coin is change for a dollar bill since the definition of change dictates the coin value equal that of a larger coin or bill. Using that definition, the dollar coin would not qualify and the total count would decrease to 292 ways.

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Full Answer

The total of 293 ways to make change for a dollar would be consistent if using all forms of coin currently in circulation, which includes the silver dollar.

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