Money word problems
Coins help us buy things. Each coin has a different value. Its value is how much it is worth.
Some coins are worth more money than other coins.
In the picture below, you will see the coins you need to be familiar with: penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half-dollar, and dollar.
We can count and add coins.
We can subtract them too.
We can add money in word problems.
How much money does she have altogether?
There is 1 quarter, 2 dimes, and 1 nickel in the picture.
25 + 10 + 10 + 5 = 50 cents!
How much money does she have in all?
There is 1 quarter, 2 dimes, and 2 nickels in the picture above.
25 + 10 + 10 + 5 + 5 = 55 cents
Try the following money word problems below. You can use the images to help you answer the questions.
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Practice Question 1
Henry has three quarters. How much money does he have in all?
Practice Question 2
Jan has three dimes and one penny. How much money does she have altogether?
Practice Question 3
Bill paid thirty cents for a toy. He paid with exactly three coins. What coins did he pay with?
Practice Question 4
Patty has three pennies. How much money does she need to get to have five cents?
Practice Question 5
Jim has two nickels. Brent has three pennies. Who has more money?
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