5 nickels is equivalent to 25 cents. Per what's given, if you have 5 nickels, you must have 7 dimes (because there has to be 2 more dimes than nickels). 5 nickels = 25 cents, 7 dimes = 70 cents, 25 + 70 = 95 cents.

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If Patricia has 2 more dimes than nickels and they have a combined value of 95 cents, how many of each coin does she have?

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John B. answered • 12/28/20

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