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GCSE Exam style negative numbers word problems

Updated: Sep 2, 2023


Solving Negative numbers using number line GCSE exam style questions
Negative numbers in real life (Budgeting)

GCSE Exam style negative numbers word problems


Step 1:

To calculate John's net weekly income, we need to subtract his expenses from his earnings and then add the bonus:


Earnings: £300 per week

Expenses: £325 per week (negative value since it is spending more than earning)

Bonus: £210


Step 2:

To find the net weekly income, we perform the following calculation:


Net weekly income = Earnings - Expenses + Bonus

So £300 - £325 = -25

= -25 + £210

= £185


Therefore, John's net weekly income is £185.


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