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Nina has some nickels and pennies in her pocket. Her friend, Maurice, has twice as many nickels as Nina. Together, these coins are worth . How many nickels does Nina have? Solve using any method, but show all of your work.

Let represent the number of nickles

Nina's money (nickles are worth cents so multiply by ).
Maurice's money.

Set up an equation. Nina's money Maurice's money cents. So,

Nina has five nickels.