Writing Cheques

A Maths Starter of The Day

cheque

20 October 2017

Angelina White

110.00

 

cheque

20 October 2017

Makayla Harris

4173.00

 

cheque

20 October 2017

Allison Martin

14683.00

 

cheque

20 October 2017

Brooke Thompson

4063867.00

 

To complete these cheques, the amount needs to be written in words. Can you write the four amounts shown on the cheques in words then add the four amounts together.

E.g. £131.00 = One hundred and thirty one pounds only.


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£110.00 = One hundred and ten pounds only

£4173.00 = Four thousand, one hundred and seventy three pounds only

£14683.00 = Fourteen thousand, six hundred and eighty three pounds only

£4063867.00 = Four million, sixty three thousand, eight hundred and sixty seven pounds only

Total = £4082833

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