2. 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.


Noah had €1 until he spent 50 cents. How much money does he have now?


If you have one 10c, one 20c and one 50c coin, how much money do you have?

  • Answer

    $0.80

  • Explanation

    one 10c ($0.10) + one 20c ($0.20 )+ one 50c ($0.50) = $0.80


Gary has five 10c coins. Mary has one 20c coin. How much money do they have in total?


Lucas had €9 until he spent 20 cents. How much money does he have now?


Elijah had $5 until he spent 20 cents. How much money does he have now?


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

  • Answer

    €2.70

  • Explanation

    five 10c (€0.50) + one 20c (€0.20) + four 50c coins (€2.00) = €2.70


Maisie has five 10c coins. Harrison has two 20c coins. Who has the most money?

  • Answer

    Maisie has more money

  • Explanation

    Maisie has: $0.10 + $0.10 + $0.10 + $0.10 + $0.10 + $0.10 = $0.50
    Harrison has: $0.20 + $0.20 = $0.40


Margaret has one 10c coin. Mary has three 20c coins and two 50c coins. How much money do they have in total?

  • Answer

    $1.70

  • Explanation

    one 10c ($0.10) + three 20c ($0.60) + two 50c ($1.00) = $1.70


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


Laurie has one 10c coin and three 20c coins. Elodie has one 50c coin and one 10c coin. Who has the most money?

  • Answer

    Laurie has more money

  • Explanation

    Laurie has: one 10c ($0.10) + three 20c coins ($0.60) = $0.70
    Elodie has: one 50c ($0.50) + one 10c coin ($0.10) = $0.60