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Currency Conversion

Test your ability to convert from one currency to another with this self marking quiz.

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This is level 1; Simple one-step conversion questions. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct.

Money Exchange

The table to the right is the conversion rates at an airport in London. It lists the value of one British pound whether it is being converted into a different currency (buy) or whether a foreign currency is being converted to pounds (sell).

Give your answers to two decimal places.

Exchange Rates For £1

 BuySell
FlagUSD1.351.39
FlagAUD1.71.75
FlagNZD1.861.91
FlagCAD1.671.72
FlagTHB44.6145.95
FlagEUR1.131.16

Miquel is setting off from London for a business trip to France. He converts £110 to euros. How many euros will he receive?
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Colin is going on holiday to Florida. He converts £480 to US dollars. How many dollars will he receive?
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After working on a farm in Australia, Cody is returning to London. He converts AU$1010 to pounds. How many pounds will he receive?
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Sak is travelling to the UK for a holiday. He converts 12,400 THB to pounds. How many pounds will he receive?
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In order to compare the cost of living, Caden converts the cost of a beefburger in London, England with the cost of a similar beefburger in Toronto, Canada using the 'Buy' rate shown in the table. The burger costs £4.97 in London. How many Canadian dollars would that be equivalent to?
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Blake lived in England but has decided to emigrate to Spain. He converts £21000 to euros. How many Euros will he receive?
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Carson is going on holiday to New Zealand. He converts £520 to New Zealand dollars. How many dollars will he receive?
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After touring Canada, Emily is returning to the UK. She converts CA$1250 to pounds. How many pounds will she receive?
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Emma is visiting London to buy an apartment. She converts US$185,000 to pounds. How many pounds will she receive?
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Out of curiosity, Madison wonders how much her car would be worth in Thailand. The car costs £16000 in the UK. How much would this be equivalent to in Thailand? [Use the 'Buy' rate for your calculation]
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Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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Level 1 - Simple one-step conversion questions

Level 2 - Multi-step currency conversion problems

Level 3 - Exam-style questions on currency conversion and finance

Examples

Phil is setting off from London for a business trip to Germany. He converts £230 to euros. How many euros will he receive?

If the 'Buy' rate for euros is 1.41 then he will receive 230 × 1.41 = 324.30 euros. Notice that the answer has two digits after the decimal point even though the second one is zero.

After working on a theme park in Australia, Jane is returning to the UK. She converts AU$1010 to pounds. How many pounds will she receive?

If the 'Sell' rate for Australian dollars is 2.22 then she will receive 1010 ÷ 2.22 = £454.96. Notice that the answer has been rounded to two decimal places

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