## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

$\frac{4}{9}$ are pennies $\frac{3}{9}$ are nickels $\frac{2}{9}$ are dimes
Count the number of coins of each type and the total number of coins. 4 pennies 3 nickels 2 dimes 9 coins To indicate what fraction are a particular coin, the count of that coin is written as the numerator with the total number of coins written as the denominator. $\frac{4}{9}$ are pennies $\frac{3}{9}$ are nickels $\frac{2}{9}$ are dimes