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We did absolutely brilliant with our adding of decimals yesterday, so we're going to build on it and apply it to money. For some reason, people tend to panic when money is involved but they work exactly like decimals, ever since the UK ditched all that 20 shillings in a pound, 12 pennies in a shilling, 8,064 hogsheads in a fluid ounce business in 1971. They called it....decimalisation! So there you have it, even the Bank of England is telling you they're just the same as adding decimals.


So, remember the key lessons from yesterday - line up the place value.

Make sure you put that decimal point in the answer box straight away, underneath the others. The decimal point does not move - the only difference here is it's separating whole pounds from pennies.

Work from right to left - smallest place value to biggest.

If the answer is ten or bigger, exchange to the next place value! Even if there's nothing in the next place value - I see lots of people do this mistake - 


Leaving that one hanging on its own! Add it, even though you're adding it to nothing - the answer should be £111.30, not £11.30! 


Have a go at these money sums - again, the red questions are for experts only;