Exercise 39. The Euro. At the end of this exercise you will:

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1 Exercise 39 The Euro At the end of this exercise you will: Know how the Euro was named Know the countries using the Euro Be able to name all the Euro notes Be able to name all the Euro coins Be able to calculate exchange rates Answers on page 6 and 7, of this exercise. Page 1 of 7

2 The EURO The euro was first used on the 1 st January 2002 and the symbol is. The Greek letter Epsilon in reference to the cradle of European Civilisation inspired the euro symbol and it s also the first letter of the word Europe. The euro was worth 79p or if you want to be exact The Euro money is made up of 7 different value notes and 8 different cent coins. All these notes and coins can be used in 12 EU countries: The eleven member states that joined the euro from the beginning (1 ST January 1999) are Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and then Greece joined on the 1 st January Three member states Denmark, Sweden and Great Britain decided against joining the Euro in 1999 The way that these member states were remembered by the not so pleasant words BAFFLING PIGS. This was made up of the first letter of the eleven countries, this is known as an acronym. Now some more countries have joined the euro, it will be interesting to see what acronym they are going to come up with this time, to enable them to remember all the countries. These are the countries that are in the European Union at the moment: Austria Belgium Czech Republic Cyprus (South) (pounds) Denmark (ex Faroe Islands) (kroner) Estonia Finland (ex Aland) France Germany (inc Corsica) Hungary Ireland Italy (ex Livigno and Campione) Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta (lira) Netherlands Poland Portugal (inc Madeira and Azores) Slovakia Slovenia Spain (ex Ceuta and Melilla) Sweden (kroner) United Kingdom (inc Isle of Man) (pounds) Note: The countries coloured blue, are not yet using the euro currency and the name of their currency is given in italics. The following countries will accept the euro, but will give the change back in their own currency: Liechtenstein, Monaco (Monte Carlo), San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City. Page 2 of 7

3 The Euro State the value of all the notes and coins on this page, then calculate the total value of all of them. The answers are to be written, in word and number form. 500 Five hundred euro note 1 one euro coin Total value in numbers = Total value in words = Page 3 of 7

4 The Tourist s Exchange Rates Use this table of currency exchange rates for the following problems. 1 = Australia dollars South Africa rand Canada dollars Sweden kroner Cyprus pounds Switzerland francs Denmark kroner Thailand baht Japan yen U.K.(Britain) pounds Malta lira U. S. America dollars Norway 8.175kroner Vietnam 10,509dongs Note: when changing money a commission is charge for the service. Example: How many Vietnam dongs would you get for 200 and how much commission will you have to pay if the bank charges 5%? Commission on 200 at 5% = 200 x 5 = 2x 5 = 10 commission You will get 10,509 dongs for every 1 that you have. But you have to deduct 10 from the original 200 because of bank charges. So multiply 10,509 dongs by 190 to get the answer. 10,509 x Answer = 1,996,710 dongs ( (1 million, nine hundred and ninety-six thousand, seven hundred and ten dongs) Exercise 1: How many yen would you get for 250? If Bank A charges a flat rate of 5 commission and bank B charges 1% commission, in which Bank will you get the best value, given that the exchange rate is the same in both banks? (There is yen for each 1) Page 4 of 7

5 Exercise 2: Find the value of cents to two decimal places for all of the currencies listed below? Australia Canada Norway Sweden U.K. (Britain) U. S. America Here is a problem for you to solve. All countries using the euro currency have the same notes and the coins have one side the same, but the other is different. Can you or your friends name the countries where these coins come from? Page 5 of 7

6 Answers Page 3: The Euro 500 Five hundred euro note 1 one euro coin 50 Fifty euro note 10 cents ten cents 20 Twenty euro note 20 cent coin 200 Two hundred euro note 2 two euro coin 10 Ten euro note 2 cents Two cent coin 100 euro note 5 cent Five cent coin 5 euro note 50 cent Fifty cent coin 1 cent One cent coin Total value in numbers = Total value in words = Eight hundred and eighty-eight euro and eighty-eight cents Page 6 of 7

7 Page 4 Exercise 1: How many yen would you get for 250? If Bank A charges a flat rate of 5 commission and bank B charges 1% commission, in which Bank will you get the best value, given that the exchange rate is the same in both banks? (There is yen for each 1) Bank A charges 5 and Bank B charges 1% = 1 x 250 = 25 = Therefore Bank B gives the best deal at 2.50 Now take 2.50 from 250 = which is to be multiplied by yen (Using your calculator) = 33,244.2 yen Page 5 Exercise 2: Australia dollars x = $83.62 Canada dollars x = $76.92 Norway 8.175kroner x = kroner Sweden kroner x = kroner U.K.(Britain) pounds x = U. S. America dollars x = $63.49 Page 7 of 7

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