## A Maths Starter of The Day

 20 January 2020 Jesse Harris 112.00 20 January 2020 Devin Martin 8825.00 20 January 2020 Seth Thompson 12301.00 20 January 2020 Antonio Garcia 1835474.00

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. £178.00 = One hundred and seventy eight pounds only.

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£112.00 = One hundred and twelve pounds only

£8825.00 = Eight thousand, eight hundred and twenty five pounds only

£12301.00 = Twelve thousand, three hundred and one pounds only

£1835474.00 = One million, eight hundred and thirty five thousand, four hundred and seventy four pounds only

Total = £1856712

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