Adding Money Amounts

Amounts of money may be written in several different ways. Cents may be written with the ¢ sign and dollars can be written with the dollar sign ($). Adding money that is expressed in these forms just involves adding the amounts and placing the proper sign on the answer.

Often money is written as a decimal with dollars to the left of the decimal point and cents to the right of the decimal point. Twenty-three dollars and eighty-seven cents is written $23.87.

Decimal money amounts are added the same way that decimals are added. Remember to put the $ sign before the answer.

Adding Decimals is just like adding other numbers.

Always line up the decimal points when adding decimals.

Remember to put the decimal point in the proper place in your answer.

What is the Sum of the two Amounts?

  +     =   $