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## Functional Skills Mathematics

## (Entry Level 1)

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## Topic 5: Totals/How many more

Think carefully about whether you need to add or subtract to find the answer.

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If you are asked for the total of two numbers, that means you need to add them up:

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What is the total of 20 and 30?

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20 + 30 = 50

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The total of 20 and 30 is 50.

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If you are asked how many more one number is than another, you can find out by subtracting the smaller number from the larger number:

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How many more is 60 than 50?

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60 - 50 = 10â€‹

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60 is 10 more than 50.

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Always double check your working out when you are using a calculator!

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