Money: 2-Step Word Problems

1.  Sarah went to a movie theatre with $25.
She bought a movie ticket for $8.40 and a bottle of soda for $4.50.
How much money had she left?

addition and subtraction of money
$8.40  +  $4.50  =  $12.90
She spent $12.90 altogether.

$25  −  $12.90  =  $12.10
She had $12.10 left.

2. A bicycle costs $84.85.
A skateboard costs $36.40 less than the bicycle.
Jason buys two skateboards.
How much does he need to pay the cashier?

money word problem using Singapore Math
$84.85  −  $36.40  =  $48.45
The cost of a skateboard is $48.45.  (a)

$48.45  +  $48.45  =  $96.90
He needs to pay $96.90 to the cashier.

3. Maya has $9.25 at first.
Then she saves another $6.45. She wants to buy a school bag that costs $17.95.
How much more must she save to buy the school bag?

Singapore math models for 2-step money word problem
$9.25  +  $6.45  =  $15.70
She has $15.70 altogether.

$17.95  −  $15.70  =  $2.25
She must save another $2.25 to buy the school bag.

4. Mrs. Adams bought a magazine for $15.15.
She gave the cashier 4 five-dollar notes.
How much change did she receive?

Singapore math models for 2-step money word problem
4  ×  $5  =  = $20
She gave $20 to the cashier.

$20.00  −  $15.15 =   $4.85
She received a change of $4.85.

5. Timothy went to a stationery shop and bought a marker and a stapler.
He gave the cashier $10 and received $2.35 change.
The marker cost $3.45.
How much did the stapler cost?

Singapore math models for 2-step money word problem
$10  −  $2.35  =  $7.65
The marker and the stapler cost $7.65 altogether.

$7.65  −  $3.45  =  $4.20
The stapler cost $4.20.

6. Anna and Bryan each had the same amount of money at first.
Anna spent $34.80 on clothes and had $12.70 left.
Bryan spent $21.65 on a book.
How much money did Bryan have left?

Primary 3 maths
$34.80  +  $12.70  =  $47.50
Anna and Bryan each had $47.50 at first.

$47.50  −  $21.65  =  $25.85
Bryan had $25.85 left.

7. A supermarket has coffee beans on sale.
A bag of coffee beans that has a usual price of $17.80 is selling at a discounted price of $12.40.
Rayan buys two such bags of coffee beans.
How much discount does he receive altogether?

P3 Singapore maths money word problem
$17.80  −  $12.40  =  $5.40
He receives a discount of $5.40 on each bag of coffee beans.  (a)

$5.40  +  $5.40 = $10.80
He receives a discount of $10.80 altogether.

8. Falaq received $25 for doing chores.
She received $10.50 for babysitting, $7 for mowing and the rest for cleaning her house.
How much did she receive for cleaning her house?

adding and subtracting money for 3rd graders using Singapore math
$10.50  +  $7  =  $17.50
She received $17.50 for babysitting and mowing.

$25  −  $17.50  =  $7.50
She received $7.50 for cleaning her house.