Posted by **Kathy** on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 8:33pm.

My son has this Math word problem and I can come up with the answer but, I don't know how to explain to him how I got the answer. The problem is:Lauren has collected 150 nickles and dimes. She has 70 more nickles than dimes. How many nickles and how many dimes does she have?

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