# [Tutor] Ingenious script (IMO)

Dick Moores rdm at rcblue.com
Mon Aug 6 21:02:59 CEST 2007

```At 10:16 AM 8/6/2007, Eric Brunson wrote:

>def makechange( amount, denominations ):
>
>     coins = {}
>     for d in denominations:
>         coins[d] = int( amount/d )
>         amount = amount%d
>
>     return coins

OK, I used this this way:

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def makechange( amount, denominations ):

coins = {}
for d in denominations:
coins[d] = int( amount/d )
amount = amount%d

return coins

denominations = (2000, 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 1)
amount = 2218
print makechange(2218, denominations)
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And get:
{1: 3, 100: 2, 5: 1, 1000: 0, 10: 1, 2000: 1, 50: 0, 500: 0, 25: 0}

That's the correct change: 3 pennies, 2 \$1 bills, 1 nickel, no \$10
bills, 1 dime, 1 \$20 bill, no half-dollars, no \$5 bills, no quarters.

For amount = 3288:
{1: 3, 100: 2, 5: 0, 1000: 1, 10: 1, 2000: 1, 50: 1, 500: 0, 25: 1}

Why those weird orders?

Dick

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