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Math Word Problems: Addition & Multiplication

Coin Word Problem
A piggy bank contains
5 dimes, 8 quarters, and 8 nickels.

What is the total amount of money
in the piggy bank?


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Practice coin word problems. This calculator helps you practice word problems that involve addition and multiplication using coins. Use paper to do the math for the given problem, then input your answers here and click the Calculate button. The calculator will evaluate your answers and then show the work so you can learn how to solve the word problem.

How to solve coin word problems:

To solve these coin problems you have to add up the total value of coins in the piggy bank. You do this by multiplying the number of each coin by the value of that coin then adding the 3 values together. For example, if the piggy bank contains 7 dimes, 3 nickels, and 10 half dollars, you want to find the total of 7 dimes + 3 nickels + 10 half dollars.

Putting this into an equation you get
(7 * 0.10) + (3 * 0.05) + (10 * 0.50)

Completing the multiplication you get
0.70 + 0.15 + 5.00

And finally, adding these three values together, we find the answer to this word problem is $5.85.

This table of coin values can help you solve these word problems.

Cents Value
Dollar Value
Half Dollar


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