Mr Samuel has 150 pennies in two jars. There are 40 more pennies in one jar than in the other. How many pennies are in each jar?
3rd grade - Thomas, Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 10:01pm
55 in the emptier jar and 95 in the other jar.
3rd grade - PsyDAG, Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 10:41am
Here is some insight to the process.
Let x = pennies in one jar and X+40 = pennies in the other.
x + x + 40 = 150
2x = 110
x = 55
x + 40 = 95