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 Post subject: Habs 2011 - Question 24
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:08 pm 
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Can someone please help on this question.
My brain has stopped. DD managed to get the 1st part, but need help on teh second part.
Any help appreciated.

In this question you may assume the following exchange rates:

1 British pound (£) = 1.5 American dollars (US$)
1 British pound (£) = 2 New Zealand dollars (NZ$)

The price of a hoodie in the London branch of Abergavenny and Filtch
is £80. In New York the price is US$90. How much do I save by buying
the hoodie in New York? Give your answer both in US dollars and pounds.

Saving = US$ __30_________ and £ _______20____

My friend Sheila lives in Auckland, New Zealand. She saves US$60 if she
buys this hoodie in New York. How much does it cost in New Zealand?
Give your answer in New Zealand dollars.
NZ$ ___________


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:25 pm 
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If it costs US 60 less in NY, then the cost of the unit is US90 plus US 60 = US 150

US 150 converted in £ = £100 - converted in NZ is NZ$200

I think

My head hurts.

I am not good at these, but I do try as I am sure it is good for me ...


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:46 am 
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A person in New Zealand saves US$60 by buying it from NY. Means, it costs US$60 more at New Zealand.

Price of Hoodie at New Zealand = US$90 + US$60 = US$150.

We don't have a direct conversion between US$ and NZ$. Hence we will first convert the US$ to £ and then to NZ$.

£1 = US$1.5 => US$1.5 = £1
Hence, US$150 = £100 (multiplying both sides with 100)

Now, £1 = NZ$2
Hence, £100 = NZ$200.

Cost of hoodie in New Zealand = NZ$200


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:55 am 
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It's a bit sad when Habs think they are being 'cool' by setting a question about hoodies don't you think! :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:17 pm 
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Thank you so much startford mum and fittacompli.

I totally agree with you Guest55 regarding using hoodies in their question paper.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:37 pm 
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Arghhh!

I got the right working out and the wrong damn answer as I divided by the wrong **** currency. Have amended my answer (using the same working out process)

Thank goodness my mother sent me to a private school for stupid children and did not make me take the 11+ !!!


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