Mai had $14.50. She spent $4.35 at the snack bar and $5.25 at the arcade.
Decimals in the Shopping Cart.
You are going to do some shopping. Your aim is to do the best estimate as you can about how much money you have spent.
Work with a Budget.
You are planning a dinner party with a budget of $50 and a menu that consists of 1 main dish, 2 side dishes, and 1 dessert. There will be 8 guests at your party.
(1.) What is the budget in $ per person?
(2.) Use the table to record your choices and estimated costs. Then find the estimated total cost and cost per person. See examples in the first two rows.
(3.) Is your estimated total close to your budget? If so, continue to the next question. If not, revise your menu choices until your estimated total is close to the budget.
(4.) Calculate the actual costs of the two most expensive items and add them. Show your reasoning.
(5). How will you know if your total cost for all menu items will or will not exceed your budget? Is there a way to predict this without adding all the exact costs? Explain your reasoning.
Work with Cash Register.
In the applet below, the maximum cost of an item is $1.00. Follow the instructions below to start.