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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, these coins are worth $84¢$. How many nickels does Nina have? Show all of your work and label your answers.

Let $n$ represent the number of nickels

$5n+9=$ Nina's money (nickels 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.