# CALCULATING CHANGE WORD PROBLEMS INVOLVING DECIMALS

Compute the change for each story problem.

Problem 1 :

Milburn purchased a shirt for \$19.95 and a pair of pants for \$24.95. He paid \$3.14 in sales tax. What was his change from \$50 ?

Solution :

Cost of shirt = \$19.95

A pair of pants = \$24.95

Sales tax = \$3.14

Change amount = \$50

Change we get,

Problem 2 :

Arlo bought several items that totaled \$13.49. What was his change from a \$20 bill ?

Solution :

Total amount = \$13.49

Change amount = \$20

Change we get,

Problem 3 :

Pamela spent \$73.28 at the "five and dime". How much change did she get back from \$100 ?

Solution :

Total amount = \$100

Amount spent by Pamela = \$73.28

Change we get,

Problem 4 :

Raoul bought a screwdriver set for \$14.98 and a pair of pliers for \$2.98. He paid \$1.33 in tax. What was his change from a \$20 bill  ?

Solution :

Price of Screwdriver = \$14.98

Price of pliers = \$2.98

Sales tax = \$1.33

Change amount = \$20

Change we get,

Problem 5 :

Hentry purchased a basketball for \$26.75 and a roll of duct tape for \$2.79. He paid \$0.39 in sales tax. What was his change from \$40 ?

Solution :

Price of a roll of duct tape =  \$2.79

Sales tax = \$0.39

Change amount = \$40

Change we get,

Problem 6 :

Ami bought a cherry wood desk for \$259 and a desk chair for \$38.59. She paid no sales tax on the items. If she paid with three \$100 bills, how much change did she receive ?

Solution :

Price of wood desk = \$259

Price of desk chair =  \$38.59

She paid with three \$100 bills. Which is a total of \$300.

Problem 7 :

At the school cafeteria, Phil bought two sandwiches at \$1.75 each, 3 cookies for \$0.50 each, and a soda for \$1.09. If there was no sales tax, what was his change form \$10.00 ?

Solution :

Price of one sandwich = \$1.75

Cost of sandwiches price = 2 ×  1.75

= \$3.5

Price of one cookie = \$0.50

Price of 3 cookies = 3 ×  0.50

= \$1.5

Price of soda = \$1.09

Change we get,

Problem 8 :

Baker purchased a dozen golf balls for \$12.50, a bag of tees for \$1.79, and a golf shirt for \$27.99. He paid \$2.96 in sales tax. What was his change from \$50.00 ?

Solution :

Baker purchased,

A dozen golf balls = \$12.50

A bag of tees = \$1.79

A golf shirt = \$27.99

Sales tax = \$2.96

Change amount = \$50.00

Change we get,

Problem 9 :

Lucas spent a total of \$14.79 on cat food. How much change did he get back from \$20.00 ?

Solution :

Total cost = \$14.79

Change amount = \$20.00

Problem 10 :

Freddie purchased five cassette tapes for \$3.95 each. He paid \$1.11 in sales tax. How much change did he receive from \$30.00 ?

Solution :

Freddie purchased,

One cassette tapes = \$3.95

Five cassette tapes = 5 ×  3.95

= \$19.75

Sales tax = \$1.11

Change amount = \$30.00

Change we get,

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