(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Laura has $1.50 in dimes and nickels. She has twice as many dimes as

nickels. How many dimes does she have?

3. The attempt at a solution

12 dimes and 6 nickels, duh.

The actual question is, how would I explain this to an elementary school child who has never had any experience with systems of equations? (the way I did it)

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