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Functional Skills Mathematics

(Entry Level 2)

Topic 11: Money


These questions involve adding up the total cost of several items from a menu: 


A good way to do this is to write down each item one at a time, with the price next to it. Then add up all the prices you have written down.

A question might be

What is the total cost for 3 cups of coffee, 2 muffins and a bagel?

You could write down the items like this:

coffee £3

coffee £3

coffee £3

muffin £2

muffin £2

bagel  £4

Then add up the total cost:

£3 + £3 + £3 + £2 + £2 + £4 = £17

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