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Question from Exie, a parent:

Clara has the same number of nickels as dimes in each jar. there are 15 cent in one jar and 30 cents in the other. how many of each coin does she have in each jar?
I'm home schooling my granddaughter and this problem has me stumped..could you please help? thanks


If there are the same number of each, they can be paired off (imagine scotchtaping them together in one-nickel-one-dime pairs and putting them back in the jars.)
How much is a pair worth? How many pairs in each jar?

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