Ben has five coins in his pocket. How much money might he have?
Vera is shopping at a market with these coins in her purse. Which
things could she give exactly the right amount for?
Lolla bought a balloon at the circus. She gave the clown six coins
to pay for it. What could Lolla have paid for the balloon?
Dan has nine £$2$ coins and his sister Ann has eight £$5$ coins. What is the smallest number of coins that must change hands so that Dan and Ann end up with equal amounts of money?
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