Currency ConversionTest your ability to convert from one currency to another with this self marking quiz. 
This is level 1; Simple onestep conversion questions. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct. 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. 

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Level 1  Simple onestep conversion questions
Level 2  Multistep currency conversion problems
Level 3  Examstyle questions on currency conversion and finance
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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Minakshi,
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
"Alejandro remembers a time when you could get 72 Thai baht for a pound. How many fewer baht does he get by exchanging £93 for baht at the exchange rate shown above than he would have done when the exchange rate was 72?"