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    This type of question has came up time and time again in past papers but I still don't know how to do it, and I'm scared that it'll come up in the calculator exam (which is...tomorrow. Yeah I'm leaving it a little late...please help!)

    We are asked to convert a specific amount of money from one currency to another, and are given the exchange rate. For instance, we might be asked to find out how much £300 is in Euros, if £1=5 Euros.

    Anyone have any idea? If you do, please explain it in simple terms, as maths is not my strong point!
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    divide what you get by what you start with...

    5/1 = 5, therefore we times by 5 to get the number of euros.

    300 * 5 = 1500.
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    (Original post by chewwy)
    divide what you get by what you start with...

    5/1 = 5, therefore we times by 5 to get the number of euros.

    300 * 5 = 1500.
    It's really that simple? Thanks so much!
 
 
 
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