Conversions

Conversions 20040310


Assume € 1 = £ 0.67    $1.60 = £1    Skr 11.2 = £1      ¥ 195 = £1


1 How many Euros €  to a dollar?

2 How many Swedish Kroner to a dollar

3 Convert £200 to a)  Skrb)  $c)  € d) ¥

4 Convert $500 to a)  ¥b)  €c)  £d) Dkr

Assume that a money changer will charge 2% for any transaction, so in changing €1000 to sterling you receive 1000 x 0.98 x 0.67 = £656.60

5 Convert £656.60 back to Euros (It is not €1000)

6 Convert $1000 to Euros

7 Convert €410.38 to sterling

8 How many Swedish Kroner can you buy with £400?


Assume exactly 25.4 mm to an inch. Calculate

9   One square yard in square metres (about 0.8)

10 Hence check one acre into sq metres

11 Reverse this to find a hectare (10000 sqm) in square yards

12 One square mile in square kilometres



36 inches = 1 yard;  4840 sq. yards = 1 acre;     1760 yards = 1 mile


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This page was written when the kroner could have belonged to any of the Scandinavian countries, Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian or Danish. You might be amused to see how Sterling has changed against the Euro and Dollar. In August 2006 the conversion rates were
€ 1 = £ 0.675 (having been up to £0.71)   $1.91 = £1 rising steadily from around 1.40. There was a short while when $1 = €1. Interested? Take up Economics!  I’d like to see a 3-d graph showing the relative movement of the dollar, Euro and pound sterling. I found this, a poor version but no doubt suitred to its needs at the time.


© David Scoins 2017