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Homework Help: Math-which is correct

Posted by Christy on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 6:22pm.

1 euro is worth 1.2 U.S dollars
if I budget 150$ per night for a hotel room. What is the maximum number of euros I should spend for a room?

My answer is 108 euros as a maximum (with an actual number of 107.425)

Correct???

* Math-check my answer - DrBob222, Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 4:09pm

I get a different number.
$150 x (1 euro/$1.20) =

* Math-check my answer - Christy, Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 4:25pm

Bob are you getting 180 euros ?
That was my first answer but it looked wrong

* Math-check my answer - DrBob222, Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 4:28pm

No. Are you using a calculator. 150/1.2 = 125.

* Math-check my answer - Ms. Sue, Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 4:30pm

Yes, Christy, $180 is correct.

Think of it this way. If you buy a cup of coffee for 1 Euro, you're spending U.S. $1.20. As DrBob showed, you multiply the number of Euros by the amount you paid in U.S. dollars for each Euro.

* Math-check my answer - Christy, Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 4:43pm

So she should only spend 125 euros that would be the equivalent of 150$ US ?

I am confused as to what the true answer should be ?

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