1. Money Questions for 2nd grade

These basic finance word problems are great for ages 7 and older who are looking to improve their money skills.


Mason had €7 until he spent 20 cents. How much money does he have now?


Dorothy has three 10c coins and two 20c coins. Donna has three 50c coins. How much money do they have in total?

  • Answer

    Donna

  • Explanation

    Dorothy has: 10c + 10c + 10c + 20c + 20c = 70c
    Donna has: 50c + 50c + 50c = $1.50


Isabella had $4 until she spent 10 cents. How much money does she have now?


If you have ten 10c, five 20c and four 50c coins, how much money do you have?

  • Answer

    $4.00

  • Explanation

    ten 10c ($1.00) + five 20c ($1.00) + four 50c ($2.00) = $4.00


Robert has one 10c coin. Joseph has two 50c coins. How much money do they have in total?


Amelia had €10 until she spent 50 cents. How much money does she have now?


Jayden has five 10c coins and five 20c coins. Blake has three 50c coins. Who has the most money?

  • Answer

    They have the same amount of money

  • Explanation

    Jayden has: $0.50 + $1.00 = $1.50
    Blake has: $0.50 + $0.50 + $0.50 = $1.50


If you have two 10c, two 20c and four 50c coins, how much money do you have?

  • Answer

    $2.60

  • Explanation

    two 10c ($0.20) + two 20c ($0.40) + four 50c ($2.00) = $2.60


Rachel had $7 until she spent $1.50. How much money does she have now?


Freya has one 10c, two 20c and three 50c coins. Florence has one 50c and five 20c coins. Who has the most money?

  • Answer

    Freya has more money

  • Explanation

    Freya has: one 10c ($0.10) + two 20c ($0.40) + three 50c ($1.50) =. $2.00
    Florence has: one 50c ($0.50) + five 20c ($1.00) = $1.50