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This pencil costs 30¢. How many dimes do I need to buy it?
This pencil costs 30 cents. How many dimes do I need to buy
A dime is worth 10 cents. So if we count in tens to reach 30,
that will tell us how many dimes we need: 10, 20, 30. Three tens or three dimes makes 30
cents. So you would need three dimes to
buy the pencil.