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# 15 Cents

On a piece of paper, make a 3x3 grid with squares that are 1 inch long. Next, get three nickels and three dimes. Can you place the six coins in the squares such that each row, column, and diagonal each have 15 cents? Only one coin is allowed per square.

For those who don't know American currency, a nickel is 5 cents and a dime is 10 cents.

For those who don't know American currency, a nickel is 5 cents and a dime is 10 cents.

### Hint

The three nickels will be arranged on the same line.### Answer

[N][E][D][D][N][E]

[E][D][N]

N = nickel (5 cents)

D = dime (10 cents)

E = empty

All other solutions are reflections or rotations.

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