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You can divide both sides of this equation by 5 to simplify it and obtain
There are two more statements "Sarah received nine more dimes than nickels" and "Sarah received seven fewer quarters than dimes". Write these two statements as equations using N, D and Q and solve the three equations. If you still have difficulty solving this show me what you did and I will try to help some more. Penny  


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