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Coins and notes

Money is made up of a selection of metal coins and paper notes. We either spend money or save it up.

If you use a note or coins to pay for things that cost less than the money's value, you get money back as change.

For example, if you were to buy a cake that costs £6 with a £10 note, you would get £4 back in change. Change can be given in a variety of coins.

ten pounds minus six equals four