(…) dans les combien?

Combien means how many or to how much. It makes no difference between countable and uncountable (mass) nouns: Combien de beurre? How much butter? Combien de fleurs? How many flowers? (…) dans les combien (no plural “s”) is a spoken expression meaning about how many, or about how much. It’s often used in money matters.  When you don’t want to ask exactly how much, say, C’est dans les combien? … Lire plus