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12-38.

Write and solve an equation (or system of equations) for the situation below. Define your variable(s) and write your solution as a sentence.

Jessica has

Think of this situation as:

The number of dimes plus the number of quarters equals

Define your variables: the number of dimes

*the number of quarters*

Use steps 1 and 2 to build two equations. Then solve for and

*.*

Remember to write your solution as a sentence, not just solve for the variables!