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# Jason has an equal number of nickels and dimes. The total value of his nickels and dimes is $2.25. H

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Jason has an equal number of nickels and dimes. The total value of his nickels and dimes is $2.25. How many nickels does Jason have?

Let the number of nickels be n

Let the number of dimes be d

We're given two equations:

- d = n
- 0.05n + 0.1d = 2.25

Substitute equation (1) for d into equation (2):

0.05n + 0.1n = 2.25

Solve for

*n* in the equation 0.05n + 0.1n = 2.25

**Step 1: Group the n terms on the left hand side:**
(0.05 + 0.1)n = 0.15n

**Step 2: Form modified equation**
0.15n = + 2.25

**Step 3: Divide each side of the equation by 0.15**
0.15n/0.15 = 2.25/0.15

n =

**15**
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