We use two different symbols to show 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.
50 pence is written as 50p or sometimes £0.50
27 pence is written as 27p or sometimes £0.27
50 pounds is written as £50 or sometimes £50.00
27 pounds is written as £27 or sometimes £27.00
The decimal point is used to separate the pounds and the pence.
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
Have a look at the price labels on the shelves when you next go shopping and see if you can spot examples of these.