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The Secret Pocket

Keith's secret pocket on the inside of his jacket measures 5.7 cm by 4.8 cm. He has an equal number of nickels, dimes, and quarters. The total value of his coins is $8.00. How many of each kind of coin does he have?

(Source: Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, Jan-Feb 1995)

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