Using written methods of subtraction can prove quite tricky with money as it involves decimals. It is important to lay the question out in the standard way, even if it is shown horizontally or just as a written problem and most importantly, to keep the decimal points in a line.

Watch out when there is a zero on the top line as many children go for the easy option and say ‘nought take away 3 is 3′ rather than going through the carrying process.

This is the second in our series on subtracting money.

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