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Question id: 685. This question is similar to one that appeared on a GCSE Higher paper in 2022. The use of a calculator is allowed.

Sophie flies from Frankfurt (Germany) to New York (USA).

(a) She changes 6200 euros (€) to USA dollars ($). She receives$6740.

Calculate the exchange rate.

(b) The aircraft leaves at 14:15 local time and the flight takes 8 hours 40 minutes.

The time in New York is 6 hours behind the time in Frankfurt.

Find the local time in New York when the aircraft lands.

(c) On the return flight the aircraft leaves New York at 06:35 local time and arrives in Frankfurt at 20:02 local time.

The distance from New York to Frankfurt is roughly 6200 km.

Find the average speed for the flight from New York to Frankfurt.

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