Making Change

You see a sign at your favorite toy shop.

It says "**Big Sale"**.

This means that toys are sold at lower prices. 😃

You want to buy a set of wooden toy blocks.

You saved $10 for it.

But it's now sold for just **$7**!

How much **change **will you get if you give them $10?

When you give more money than the cost of what you're buying, the shopkeeper will give you some money back. This is calledchange.

To know **how much change **you will get...

**Subtract **the **cost of the item **from the **money you paid**.

**Cost of the toy ****- $7**

**Money you paid ****- $10**

$10-$7=$3

10-7=3

✅ Your change should be **$3**!

The shopkeeper can give you...

**Three ****$1 bills**

**or**

**Two ****$1 bills **and **Four ****quarters **

There are many other different combinations on how you can get your change.

Let's say you bought **a bag of cookies for $2.50**.

You pay with a $5 bill.

How much **change **will you get?

👉 You** subtract** the** cost of cookies** from the** money you pai****d**.

$5-2.50=?

Tip: $1 = 100 cents.

This means that **$5 - $2.50 is the same as.**..

500 cents-250 cents=?

So...

500-250=250

250 cents is the same as $2 dollars and 50 cents.

✅ Your change is **$2.50**!

You could get **two ****$1 bills and ****two ****quarters**.

🤔 What other combinations can you think of, that will make $2.50?

Now, imagine you bought **a brownie **and **a slice of cake**.

The brownie costs **$1.50 **and the slice of cake costs **$2**.

How much change will you get if you pay **$5**?

When buying **2 or more items.**..

**👉 First**, you have to** add the cost of the two item****s**.

1.50+2.00=?

150 cents+200 cents=350 cents

The total is 350 cents. It's the same as 3 dollars and 50 cents.

The total cost of the two items is **$3.50**!

**👉 Now,** we** subtract** the total cost from the money you paid.

$5-$3.50=?

We know that...

- $5 is the same as 500 cents.

- $3.50 is the same as 350 cents.

Let's subtract...

500 cents-350 cents=150 cents

150 cents is 1 dollar and 50 cents.

✅ Your change is **$1.50**!

That could be **one ****$1 bill **and **two ****quarters.**

🤔 Can you** think of other combinations** of coins and bills to make $1.50?

Great job learning how to make change!

Now, you can try working on practice. 😃

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