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Real-World Problems with Multidigit Decimals

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Real-World Problems with Multidigit Decimals

Choose one problem to solve. Use the table to solve the problem. Clearly show each step in your solution.

  • Mia bought 1 pair of flip-flops and 3 beach balls. If she paid with a $20 bill, how much change did she get?
  • Carlos spent $24.35 on a pair of sunglasses for himself and ice pops for his nieces and nephews. How many ice pops did he buy?
  • Martin bought a towel and a bottle of water. He paid for the items using quarters. How many quarters did he use? How much change did he get?

 

Challenge Problem

  • Write your own problem about the items in the table. Your problem should require using at least two operations to solve.
  • Show the solution to your problem.

Ask yourself:

  • What is the price of the flip-flops that Mia bought?
  • What is the price of a beach ball? How much do 3 beach balls cost?
  • How much money did Carlos spend on the sunglasses? How much money altogether did Carlos spend on ice pops? How can you find how many ice pops Carlos bought?
  • What is the price of the towel that Martin bought? What is the price of the bottled water? How much money did Martin spend altogether? How can you find how many quarters Martin used?