So my 8 yr old daughter has homework.....

So my 8 yr old daughter has homework..... it is a mtah problem, explain how you can make 82 cents using 8 different coins. My daughter asks me for help.

So I tell her to write the following:

(2) quarters
(1) 20 cent piece
(4) half cents
(1) dime

I am sure she will not get credit, but then I will go and educate the educator.

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My wife just rolled her eyes and said you are such a nerd, then I told her remember you had to have me.

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  • GaCoinGuyGaCoinGuy Posts: 2,266 ✭✭✭
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  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 8,939 ✭✭✭
    I remember having a discussion about that very type of question in the sixth grade, I used 2 and 3 cent coins in my equations for answers. Then I had to explain to the educator about the usage of said coins, and that they were used even in my grandfather's era.
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  • I think that's a great answer! Why not provide your daughter with copies of the appropriate pages from a coin publication (or have her make them), so that she is armed with evidence when she turns in her assignment?image
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  • airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 18,738 ✭✭✭
    Here's another you could use:

    (2) two cents
    (1) 3 cents
    (2) half dimes
    (2) 20 cents
    (1) quarter
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  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 20,185 ✭✭✭
    1 half dollar
    2 cents
    4 half dimes
    1 dime


    Although in elem, they teach current coinage. (but make no mention of past coinage)

    The educator may educate you back on this point.
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  • TomBTomB Posts: 13,927 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's clever, but I also would imagine it would be quite apparent that your daughter did not do her own homework. This might not help her in the eyes of her teacher.
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  • << <i>It's clever, but I also would imagine it would be quite apparent that your daughter did not do her own homework. This might not help her in the eyes of her teacher. >>

    Good point, Tom. In that case, as a compromise, how about having her present a current coinage and a separate, obsolete coinage answer?. Perhaps she will earn extra credit.
    Mark Feld
  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 16,957 ✭✭✭
    1 quarter
    5 dimes
    1 nickel
    1 2 cent piece
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  • cladkingcladking Posts: 26,392 ✭✭✭


    << <i> explain how you can make 82 cents using 8 different coins.

    >>



    Well if you're the US mint it would cost just about "8" half
    dollar coins to make (mint) 82 pennies. image
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  • WTCGWTCG Posts: 9,387 ✭✭
    It's a clever answer but she'll probably get a dose of grief from her teacher about those "fantasy" coins like the half-cent and 20 cent piece.
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  • I hope you were advising her to use U.S. coins , as we must follow rule #6
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  • << <i>I think that's a great answer! Why not provide your daughter with copies of the appropriate pages from a coin publication (or have her make them), so that she is armed with evidence when she turns in her assignment?image >>



    ...ditto! image
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  • << <i>It's clever, but I also would imagine it would be quite apparent that your daughter did not do her own homework. This might not help her in the eyes of her teacher. >>



    We actually used her current coinage example, and then I added an additional methodology. LOL
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  • I agree with others about making sure this is her homework, and not pushing it too far otherwise ... however I think providing a current and obsolete answer is outstanding!

    It can be done with totally obsolete denominations too ... 4 20c and 4 1/2c
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  • << <i>I agree with others about making sure this is her homework, and not pushing it too far otherwise >>





    Good lord, now I have you guys helping me raise my kids. I was just making a fun note to a group of folks with common interests. If you are all worried about my daughters education, I will provide my paypal link and you deposit into her continuing education fund.

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  • My answer:

    Two cents
    Two nickels
    Two dimes

    ... two 25 cent california gold fractionals ...

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