## Monday, October 12, 2009

### Sierra's Scribepost for October 12, 2009

This weekend, we got assigned an assignment and we had to answer one purple question and either one red or blue question.

1) HOW MUCH MONEY IS IN THE JAR?
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There is 100\$ in American money in the jar.

2) WOULD THE JAR LOOK THE SAME IF IT WAS CANADIAN MONEY?
- No, because in Canada we have loonies and toonies, so there would be MORE coins in the jar. Also, It would be a bit more colourful, since our coins have different colours.

PART 2

HOW FULL IS THE JAR USING CANADIAN COINS?
Currently, the jar is fulled up 3/4. In American coins that means that the jar has 1280 coins in it. BUT, if you used Canadian coins instead, and the same size jar, it would look about 1/4 full. Why is that? The answer is that because there are 370 coins in the Canadian jar. 320 is one quarter. But there are 370 coins which is more than a quarter, so that's why the answer is that the Canadian jar would be filled 1/4 and a bit.

How high are the stacks of coins?

A penny = 2mm

2 x 50 = 100mm

A nickle = 3mm
3mm x 40 = 120mm

A dime = 1mm
1mm x 50 = 50mm

A quarter = 2mm
2mm x 40 = 80mm

A loonie = 3mm
3mm x 25 = 75mm

A toonie = 3mm
3mm x 25 = 75mm