A candy bar and a piece of bubble gum together cost 1.50. The candy bar costs a dollar more than the bubble gum. How much does the piece of bubble gum cost, in cents?

Guest May 21, 2023

#1**+1 **

It is a little tricky, but the bubble gum is 25 cents, that is because 25 cents plus 1 dollar 25 cents is 1.50. So you have it \(25\)

Andysongliu May 21, 2023

#2**0 **

Andy is correct. Good work.

Here's the calculation your teacher wants to see.

*A candy bar and a piece of bubble gum together cost 1.50. *

*The candy bar costs a dollar more than the bubble gum. *

*How much does the piece of bubble gum cost, in cents? *

Call the cost of a candy bar "C"

Call the cost of a bubble gum "B"

C + B = 1**.**50

C – B = 1**.**00

Just subtract the second from the first 2B = 0**.**50

B = 0**.**25 = **25¢**

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Guest May 21, 2023