Spending Spree
Problem #85
Deadline to submit the solution: November
30th, 2002
Jim's
candy bar costs ¢39 while my bag of jelly beans costs ¢59.
Laura's pack of gum costs ¢29 and John's popsicle costs ¢19.
Q1. How much money did we spend on sweets altogether?
Q2. What's the quick and easy way of finding the total sum?
Solutions
Daniel Guo from USA
Grade: K 1 Age: 5
Solution:
Q1: 39+59+29+19=146
Q2: 40+60+30+204=146
About me: I like to go to school.

dina from malaysia
Grade: 2 Age: 8
Solution:
Q1: 146
Q2: adding and multiply
1. Add the tens number : 50+30+20+10 = 110 2. Multiply the ones number:
9 X 4 =36 3. Total up both :110+36=146
About me: i love choclates

Eddie Liu from U.S
Grade: 4 Age: 9
Solution:
Q1: 146
Q2: Turn the 9's into 0
The easy way to do this problem is to turn 39 into 40, 59 into 60, 29
into 30, and 19 into 20. Add these up. 40+60=100 and 30+20=50 100+50=150.
But you have to subtract the number of 9's turned into 10's.I turned
4 9's into 10's so 1504=146, which is the answer!
About me: I like to play even though I rarly can do so .

Cricket from US
Grade: 2 Age: 7
Solution:
Q1: $1.46
Q2: rounding
About me:

Cricket from US
Grade: 2 Age: 7
Solution:
Q1: $1.46
Q2: rounding
First I rounded each number to the nearest tens place. Then I added
them up to get a rounded answer. But I had to adjust it to get the correct
answer by subtracting 1 from each price four times ($1.50.04). That
gave me the true amount they spent on sweets, which was $1.46!
About me: I like school I am an artist. I have a big family mommy's
going to have her first baby boy after four girls

Karisma from USA
Grade: 2 Age: 7

Karisma from USA
Grade: 2 Age: 7

sQUIRLY from USA
Grade: 2 Age: 7

Bryan Parker from United States
Grade: 7th Age: 13

sarat from u.s.a.
Grade: 2 Age: 7

Shashank Chitta from U.S.A.
Grade: First Age: 6

Dianara from Canada
Grade: 5 Age: 10
