You should be able to recognise the following British coins.

You should know how much each coin is worth.

**1 p **

**2 p **

**5 p **

**10 p **

**20 p **

**50 p **

**Example**

Add up the total value of these coins in pence.

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**Answer**

In pence, we have 1 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 5 + 10 + 20 + 50.

Add up from the largest:

50 + 20 = 70

70 + 10 = 80

80 + 5 = 85

85 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 85 + 6 = 91

91 + 1 + 1 = 91 + 2 = **93 p**

Sometimes it is easier to add up the totals of each type of coin, starting with the largest.

so we have... 50 + 20 + 10 + 5 **+ 6 + 2** =** 93 p**