# word problem: Sam had 12 dollars in his pocket.

#### Rubygem05

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Ok here is the problem:

Money in Sam's Pocket

Sam had 12 dollars in his pocket. He spent $8.29 on a tape for his music collection and$3.45 for an ice cream sundae. Write an equation for how much money Sam has left. Write the possible combinations Sam has left in his pocket.

I get the first part, but can someone please help me with the second part? Thank you!

#### stapel

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Staff member
What was the remaining total?

Thank you.

Eliz.

#### Rubygem05

##### New member

stapel said:
What was the remaining total?

Thank you.

Eliz.
26 cents

#### stapel

##### Super Moderator
Staff member
So he could have twenty-six pennies, or... what other combinations of coins?

Eliz.

#### Rubygem05

##### New member
stapel said:
So he could have twenty-six pennies, or... what other combinations of coins?

Eliz.
Ohhhhh, now I get it. I feel so stupid I didn't get that . Thx