# Annie

Annie had a few cents in her wallet. She bought three buns for 9 cents. Now she has 53 cents in the wallet. How many cents previously Annie had in the wallet?

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This is a word problem that involves addition and subtraction of money. To solve it, you need to follow these steps1:

Identify what the word problem is asking. In this case, it is asking how many cents Annie had before buying the buns.

Take note of the given information. In this case, it is that Annie bought three buns for 9 cents and now has 53 cents in her wallet.

Write an equation that represents the situation. In this case, it is x - 9 = 53, where x is the amount of cents Annie had before buying the buns.

Solve the equation for x. In this case, it is x = 53 + 9, which is x = 62.

Check your answer by plugging it back into the equation. In this case, it is 62 - 9 = 53, which is true.

Write your answer in a complete sentence. In this case, it is Annie had 62 cents in her wallet before buying the buns.

Identify what the word problem is asking. In this case, it is asking how many cents Annie had before buying the buns.

Take note of the given information. In this case, it is that Annie bought three buns for 9 cents and now has 53 cents in her wallet.

Write an equation that represents the situation. In this case, it is x - 9 = 53, where x is the amount of cents Annie had before buying the buns.

Solve the equation for x. In this case, it is x = 53 + 9, which is x = 62.

Check your answer by plugging it back into the equation. In this case, it is 62 - 9 = 53, which is true.

Write your answer in a complete sentence. In this case, it is Annie had 62 cents in her wallet before buying the buns.

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