Dollar Drive

Solution

Tamara:      $4.05
Damien:      $3.15
Randy:      $3.60
Kim:      $3.75

Explanation

Step 1

Find out how much money is in each envelope.

drawing of a envelope with two dollar bills, six dimes, and four quarters inside. drawing of a envelope with three dollar bills, four dimes, three nickels, and two quarters inside.
Randy: $3.60
His envelope has 6 dimes.
Tamara: $4.05
Her envelope has the most money.
drawing of a envelope with two dollar bills, five dimes, three nickels, and two quarters inside. drawing of a envelope with three dollar bills, three dimes, four nickels, and one quarter inside.
Damien: $3.15
His envelope has the least money.
Kim: $3.75
Her envelope has more money than Randy's.

Step 2

Match the clues to the envelope to see who brought each envelope.

Tamara has the most money.

The envelope with $4.05 has the most.
Tamara brought in $4.05.

Randy has the most dimes.

The envelope with 6 dimes must be Randy's.
Randy brought in $3.60.

Kim has more money than Randy.

The envelope with $3.75 has more than the envelope with $3.60.
Kim brought in $3.60.

Damien's envelope has the least money.

The envelope with $3.15 has the least.
Damien brought in $3.15.


Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 4