Posted by **Tonya** on Monday, March 22, 2010 at 7:19am.

Mazie counted her dimes. When she put them in groups of 4, she had 2 left over. When she put them in groups of 5, she had one left over. What is the smallest number of dimes she could have, if she has more than 10

- 3rd grade -
**Rinzin **, Monday, March 22, 2010 at 7:33am
14 dimes

- 3rd grade -
**Tonya**, Monday, March 22, 2010 at 7:56am
how did you come up with this answer

- 3rd grade -
**SraJMcGin**, Monday, March 22, 2010 at 10:41am
It looks like Rinzin made 3 piles of 4 = 12 and with 2 over - 14. If you only made 2 piles of 4 = 8 with 2 over = 10

BUT the "rules" say more than 10.

Now, if you take 2 piles to 5 (10) with 1 left over = 11.

Sra

- 3rd grade -
**SraJMcGin**, Monday, March 22, 2010 at 10:46am
IF, however it is the same amount of dimes and you can do BOTH things:

11 piles of 4 = 44 + 2 = 46 and then

9 piles of 5 = 45 + 1 = 46

The answer must be 46.

Sra

- 3rd grade -
**bianca**, Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 8:32pm
46

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