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Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 2, Number 17, June 16, 1997
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**Money and Time**

1. There is a sale at the Smith Furniture Store. Everything is on sale for 1/3 off the regular price. For example, a three hundred dollar item would cost only two hundred dollars, since one hundred dollars would be subtracted from the price. Jason is planning to buy a couch and a coffee table during the sale. The regular price of the couch is $ 565.29. The regular price of the coffee table is $ 78.96. How much will Jason pay for the furniture? 2. Danielle went to the store and bought two cans of tuna fish. Each can cost $ .79. She gave the cashier a five dollar bill. How much change did Danielle receive? 3. Jamie bought a chocolate cake. She gave 1/8 of the cake to Robin and took the rest home. What part (fraction) of the cake did Jamie take home? 4. Five minutes is what fraction of an hour? Copyright 1997 RHL