Natalie paid two dollars and 25 cents for this hairbrush. How much change will she get?
The question tells us that Natalie paid two dollars and 25 cents. And we can see from the price tag that she paid two dollars and nine cents for the hairbrush. To find how much change she will get, we need to take two dollars and nine cents from two dollars and 25 cents. Let’s start here in the ones column. We need to calculate five minus nine. Nine is greater than five. So we need to take a 10 from the next column. We’ve taken a 10 and placed it in the ones column. Now we can calculate 15 take away nine which is six.
Next, we move over to the tens column. And we need to calculate one take away zero. One take away nothing is one. Finally, we move in to the hundreds column. And we need to calculate two take away two which makes zero. So the amount of change Natalie will get is 16 cents.