Turning a Sequence into a List?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg130492] Turning a Sequence into a List?*From*: Rob <rob at piovere.com>*Date*: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:35:12 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newout@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsend@smc.vnet.net

Hello, I'm playing with a problem with minimum coins to make change. Here's a problem spot where I look at ways to make up 52 and 53 cents (later I'll use v = Range[1,99]. v=Range[52,53]; sol=(Reduce[25q+10d+5n+p==# &&0<=p<5 &&0<=n<2 &&0<=d<3 &&0<=q<4,{q,d,n,p},Integers])& /@v (* which gives {(q == 1 && d == 2 && n == 1 && p == 2) || (q == 2 && d == 0 && n == 0 && p == 2), (q == 1 && d == 2 && n == 1 && p == 3) || (q == 2 && d == 0 && n == 0 && p == 3)} *) There are two cases for each coin and I need to pick the one with the smallest number of coins. But the only way I know to begin that is with a list of rules. I can get a Sequence for the first element of the List sol but I can't figure how to get the Sequence to a list. x = (sol[[1]]) // ToRules (* Sequence[{q -> 1, d -> 2, n -> 1, p -> 2}, {q -> 2, d -> 0, n -> 0, p -> 2}] *) I've always had problems figuring out what a Sequence is and the HELP doesn't really help me. Can someone please suggest how I can use this sequence to select the {q,d,n,p} set that has the minimum coin count? It's got me stumped. Thanks. --

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Turning a Sequence into a List?***From:*Bob Hanlon <hanlonr357@gmail.com>