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A Pencil and a Sticker


Alignments to Content Standards: 2.OA.A.1

Task

A pencil costs 59 cents, and a sticker costs 20 cents less. How much do a pencil and a sticker cost together?

Solution

The pencil costs 59 cents, and the sticker costs 20 cents less than that:

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So the sticker costs 59-20 = 39 cents.

The cost of the two together:

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is 59 + 39 = 98 cents.