# comsumer math

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victoria has a total of twenty-four nickles and quarters. she has ten more quarters than nickles.how much money does she have?

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let nickels be 'n' and quarters be 'q'

n + q = 24

q = 10 + n

substitute q into the equation
n + (10 + n) = 24

subtract 10 from both sides
10 + 2n = 24

2n = 14

divide by 2 on both sides
n=7 or 7 nickels or 35cents (7*5 cents)

plug 7 back into the second equation because they told us Victoria has 10 more quarters than nickles. So she must have 17 quarters.

7 + 10 = 17 quarters

17 * 25 cents or .25 = 4.25

\$4.25 + \$.35 = \$4.60

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