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Posted by on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 9:59pm.

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 - , Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 10:01pm

    55 in the emptier jar and 95 in the other jar.

  • 3rd grade - , 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

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