Purvis's Power Puzzle
What’s the best time of year to do addition? SUMmer! Get it? Sum? Summer? HA! Okay, so I’m not that funny a pig. But when it comes to puzzles, I’m aces. Try this one out!
Barbie De Beatle promises her little brother, Bennie, that she’ll pay him if he can go an entire day without asking her a question. She says, “I’ll pay you with 5 $1 bills, 13 dimes, 2 quarters, 7 nickels, 14 pennies, and 11 half-dollars.” Bennie agrees to the deal. But, Barbie says, if he can go all day without following her around, she’ll give him another 3 $1 bills, 16 dimes, and 8 nickels. Bennie says, “How much money do I get in all?”
How much does Bennie get?