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## Functional Skills Mathematics

## (Entry Level 2)

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## Topic 4: Totals/How much more

The calculations needed to answer these questions are simple, but you also need to understand what the question is asking.

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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 25 and 63?

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25 + 63 = 88

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The total of 25 and 63 is 88.

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

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How much more is £45 than £30?

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45 - 30 = 15

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£45 is £15 more than £30.

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

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