# Calculating Exchange Rate

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Using the attached table:

1) Calculate the bid and ask euro-dollar rate.

2) Calculate (showing all the exchange rates used at each step) how many dollars you would end up with if you started with $1,000 USD, and then converted:

1. $1,000 US dollars to Swiss francs

2. Swiss francs to euros

3. Euros to pounds, and then

4. Pounds to U.S. dollars.

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The solution converts currencies using bid and ask rates.

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1) It looks likes you could do this calculation a couple of ways. You could use pounds, or francs. Using pounds, it would go like this:

The Euro dollar rate is the number of dollars that can be exchanged for one Euro.

Since for every pound is worth $1.50, and .7 pound is worth one Euro, we find:

L/$1.50 x E/.7 L = E/$1.05

Thus the ...

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