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7-23.

Nina has some nickels and 9 pennies in her pocket. Her friend, Maurice, has twice as many nickels as Nina. Together, their coins are worth 84¢. How many nickels does Nina have? Show all of your work and label your answers. Homework Help ✎

Let n represent the number of nickles

5n + 9 = Nina's money (nickles are worth 5 cents so multiply n by 5).
2(5n) = Maurice's money.

Set up an equation. Nina's money + Maurice's money = 84 cents. So, 5n + 9 + 10n = 84

Nina has five nickels.