Test your ability to convert from one currency to another with this self marking quiz.
This is level 1; Simple one-step 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.
This is Currency Conversion level 1. You can also try:
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Level 1 - Simple one-step conversion questions
Level 2 - Multi-step currency conversion problems
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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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