G14c – Money

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Part 1 – Arithmetic with money

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    You have four standard British coins.
    • What is the greatest possible total value of these coins?
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    •   £8

    • What is the lowest possible total that cannot be made using four or fewer standard British coins?
    Hover for answer:
    •   38p
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    Part 2 – Converting between currencies

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    Vocabulary note

    What is the plural of penny? And have you ever heard people say the penny dropped when describing the moment someone realises something? Where did this idiom come from?

    What next?
    “Time is money” is an oft-quoted phrase attributed to Benjamin Franklin, and it relates to the economic concept of opportunity cost. The following lesson doesn’t require you to have understood this lesson on money, but it may be a good one to move onto: