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Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 2, Number 17, June 16, 1997

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

4.  Five minutes is what fraction of an hour?

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