Friday, July 16, 2010

Today's Word Problem

A volleyball player stops at a fast food restaurant in Downers Grove to grab a bite to eat before his Thursday night game. The price of his meal totals $9.11. He checks the money in his pocket and doesn't have enough change but has a spare penny. He hands the cashier $20.01. The cashier fat fingers the tender amount and enters $10.01. The automated change machine returns $0.90 and the cashier immediately realizes she has made a mistake entering the amount tendered.

How many teenage cashiers does it take to realize another $10.00 in change is owed? Show your work.



Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

*hee hee* I had an experience like this once at Walgreen's when their computers were down. The cashier took out a calculator for a REALLY SIMPLE payment, and then stood there with her calculator for TEN MINUTES (I kid you not) trying to figure it out. The people in line behind me were getting even more annoyed than I was. :)

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