We use two different symbols to describe amounts of money.

We use **p** for pence and **£** for pounds.

**p** goes **after **the number of pence.

**£** goes **before **the number of pounds.

We *never *use** £** and **p** together.

**Examples**

**50 pence** is written as **50p**.

**27 pence** is written as **27p**.

**50 pounds** is written as **£50**.

**27 pounds** is written as **£27**.

**50 pounds and 27 pence** is written as **£50.27**.

**2 pounds and 5 pence** is written as **£2.05**.

**2 pounds and 50 pence** is written as **£2.50**.