Posted by lidia on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 6:37pm.
Janet has 73 coins. Linda has 28 more coins then Janet, but 17 fewer coins than Alan. Sam has 33 fewer coins than Alan. How many more coins does same have than Janet?
My answer is 12 coins, am i right? If not please tell me your answer and how you got it.

aig math  Dr. Jane, Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 6:42pm
Believe it or not, I got 12 too!! That was a little tricky. You must have the problem carefully to get the right answer. That is the key to most word problems. Read.. carefully and slowly.

aig math  Ms. Sue, Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 6:43pm
Janet: 73
Linda: 73 + 28 = 101
Alan: 101 + 17 = 118
Sam: 118  33 = 85
Yes, 12 is right.
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