Change Range

Solution

Rosa had 55 cents.
Glen had 80 cents.
Cathy had 85 cents.
Errol had 70 cents.
Altogether, they had $2.90

Explanation

Make a chart like the one below.

Coins Rosa Glen Cathy Errol
Nickels 4 nickels = 20 cents 2 nickels =
10 cents
1 nickel =
5 cents
1 nickel =
5 cents
Dimes 1 dime = 10 cents 2 dimes =
20 cents
3 dimes =
30 cents
4 dimes = 40 cents
Quarters 1 quarter = 25 cents 2 quarters = 50 cents 2 quarters = 50 cents 1 quarter = 25 cents
Total 55 cents 80 cents 85 cents 70 cents

Rosa
  $ 0.20 (nickels)
    0.10 (dimes)
+   0.25 (quarters)
equals
  $ 0.55 (in all)
Glen
  $ 0.10 (nickels)
    0.20 (dimes)
+   0.50 (quarters)
equals
  $ 0.80 (in all)
Cathy
  $ 0.05 (nickels)
    0.30 (dimes)
+   0.50 (quarters)
equals
  $ 0.85 (in all)
Errol
  $ 0.05 (nickels)
    0.40 (dimes)
+   0.25 (quarters)
equals
  $ 0.70 (in all)

To find the total amount of money each person got back, add the amounts each person received.

  $ 0.55 (Rosa)
    0.80 (Glen)
    0.85 (Cathy)
+   0.70 (Errol)
equals
  $ 2.90 (in all)


Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 3