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!
 

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What was the remaining total?

Thank you.

Eliz.
 

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stapel said:
What was the remaining total?

Thank you.

Eliz.
26 cents
 

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So he could have twenty-six pennies, or... what other combinations of coins?

Eliz.
 

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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 :cry: . Thx
 
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