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# What's it Worth?

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*What's it Worth? printable worksheet*

Each symbol has a numerical value. The total for the symbols is written at the end of each row and column.

**Can you find the missing total that should go where the question mark has been put?**

There's a lot of information in the grid, so you will need to make some choices about what to focus on first. Click below to see some images that draw your attention to particular parts of the grid.

**What can you deduce from each image?**

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You can apply these strategies to similar problems.

Fruity Totals can be used to generate lots of different examples.

Fruity Totals can be used to generate lots of different examples.

A group of 20 people pay a total of £20 to see an exhibition. The admission price is £3 for men, £2 for women and 50p for children. How many men, women and children are there in the group?

Show that for any triangle it is always possible to construct 3 touching circles with centres at the vertices. Is it possible to construct touching circles centred at the vertices of any polygon?