Posted by Anonymous 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  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