Unit 13 Section 1 : Money

In this section we revise basic arithmetic, working with money.

Example Questions

Example 1

(a) What is the cost of 7 packets of crisps costing 24p each?
The cost of the crisps is found by multiplying 24 by 7.
The cost is 168p or £1.68.

(b) How much change do you get from £5 when paying for these crisps?
The change is found by subtracting £1.68 from £5.00.
The change is £3.32.

Example 2

5 boys are paid £38.60 for clearing rubbish from a garden.
They share the money equally.
How much does each boy receive?

We divide the total amount earned by the number of boys.
Each boy receives £7.72.


Practice Questions

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Practice Question 1
Joshua buys a cheeseburger costing £1.59, a portion of chips costing 99p and a drink costing £1.15.

(a) How much does he spend?

(b) How much change does he get from a £10 note?

Practice Question 2
Mandy buys 8 'Candichoc' bars. They cost a total of £3.04.

How much does each 'Candichoc' bar cost?



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Question 1
Anthony pays £1.35 to swim at a sports centre.
He then buys a drink costing 79p and a packet of crisps costing 27p from the sports centre café.

(a) How much does he spend altogether?
(b) How much money does he have left if he had £6.30 when he entered the sports centre?

Question 2
A family buys 3 children's meals that cost £1.99 each and 2 value meals that cost £3.49 each.

How much does the family spend altogether?

Question 3
Jamil wants to buy a bike that costs £249.99. He has saved £192.50.

How much more does he need to save before he can buy the bike?

Question 4
A teacher buys a chocolate bar for each child in her class. The bars cost 34p each. There are 31 children in her class.

(a) How much does she spend?
(b) How much change does she get from a £20 note?

Question 5
A tutor group raises £86.28 for charity. They decide to divide the money equally between 4 charities.

(a) What amount do they give to each charity?
(b) How much extra would they have to raise for each of the charities to be given £28?

Question 6
Tickets for a school play cost £1.20 for children and £2.10 for adults.

What would be the total cost of tickets for:
(a) 2 adults and 4 children,
(b) 3 adults and 2 children?

Question 7
£40.92 is divided equally between 12 people.

How much do they each receive?

Question 8
Three brothers divide £20 between them so that they each have exactly the same amount of money.
A small amount is left over.

(a) What is the largest amount they can each receive?
(b) How much money is left over?

Question 9
Six children are given a sum of money. They divide it equally so that they each receive £8.33 and there is 2p left over.

(a) What was the sum of money they were given?
(b) If £5 of the money had been given to a charity, what amount of money would each of the children have received?

Question 10
Hannah wants to buy 12 bottles of lemonade for her birthday party.
At her local supermarket, lemonade is on a 'buy one, get one at half price' special offer.
The bottles cost £1.18 each.

(a) How much does Hannah pay for the 12 bottles of lemonade?
(b) How much does she save because of the special offer?

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