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tom bought 3 pieces of bubble gum for 12 cent total. if tom paid with a quarter how much change was left after the purchase

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Hi Ryan,
 
Each piece of bubble gum that Tom bought cost him 4 cents. Since he purchased 3 pieces, his total was 12 cents. Using a quarter to pay his total of 12 cents left him a balance of 13 cents.
 
3 * $.04 = $0.12
 
$0.25 - $0.12 = $0.13
The fact that he purchased 3 pieces of gum is irrelevant as he paid $0.12 total therefore,
 
0.25 - 0.12 = $0.13 in change

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