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 Question from Renae, a student: Charity has 42 more pennies than dimes. Hope has 7 times as many pennies than dimes. Hope and Charity have the same number of dimes. Together they have $5.46. How many dimes and pennies do each have? Hi Renae, Charity and Hope each have the same number of dimes so let$d$be the number of dimes that each of them has. I want to concentrate on Charity. Charity Coins Number of coins Value of coins in cents dimes$d10 \;d$pennies$d + 42d + 42$Thus the total value of Charity's coins in cents is$10\;d + d + 42.$What is the total value of Hope's coins in cents? Together the value of their coins is$546$cents. Solve for$d.\$

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