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Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 3, Number 6, October 14, 1997

U.S. Coins

Coins under $ 1.00:

penny = one cent $ .01
nickel = five cents $ .05
dime = ten cents $ .10
quarter = twenty-five cents $ .25
half dollar = fifty cents $ .50

1. What is the smallest number of coins that can be worth sixty cents ($ .60)?

2. How many quarters are worth ten dimes?

3. Kassy has seven coins. They are worth twenty-seven cents ($ .27). What coins are they?

4. What is the least number of coins that can be worth twenty-five cents ($ .25)?

5. What is the greatest number of coins that can be worth twenty-five cents?

6. Ryan bought a candy bar that cost $ .53. He handed the clerk three quarters. How much change did he receive?

7. Christopher wants to buy six pieces of Chewzy Gum. The price is three for a dime. Christopher has a whole pile of pennies to spend. How many pennies does he need to buy the gum?

8. Paula has a half dollar. Seth has eight nickels. What single coin can I give Seth so that he will have the same amount of money as Paula?


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