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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Weekly Challenge June 2 -7, 2008

To get you ready for Teen Summer Reading 2008, here's the first Weekly Challenge. You can start figuring out the answer now, and be ready to go when registration begins on June 2. Remember, you can get help with the Challenges, so go ahead and work together with friends, or try to stump your parents at dinner.
What is the largest amount of money that you can have and still not have change for $1.00, if all of the money is in U.S. pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters?
Consider yourself challenged!


jenny ^ ^ said...

what is the answer?
this was last week's,
so tell!!!

Mrs. N. said...

Alright! Alright! I'll give you the answer, but I'm not going to walk you through the details. You'll need to get out a handful of change and work that out yourself. The correct answer is $1.19

Anonymous said...

if you have $1.19 obviously you would have change for $1, because $1.19 is greater than $1. Can you please explain this???

Mrs. N. said...

I'm still not going to walk you through the details, but I'll tell you this much: If you had 3 quarters and 3 dimes, you would have more than a dollar, but still wouldn't have exact change for a dollar. Does that help? Lay some change out on a table and play with it.