posted by mike... .
While vacationing,john has dinner at a restaurant in Japan and his tab
comes to 3,428 yen. The exchange rate at the time of his visit is 1 yen = 1.25
cents. What was the cost of the meal in US dollars??
1 yen = 1.25 cents.
100 yens = 125 cents = 1.25$
So 3428 yens = 3428/1.25 $
Is this the final answer? Or do i need to divide 3428 by 1.25$ to get the final answer?
$3428/1.25 is the same as
Yes, you will have to take the calculator and do the division to get the final answer.
Feel free to post the final answer for verification if you wish.
I came up with $ 2,742.4
I apologize that I was completely off.
Let's start over.
1 yen equals 1.25 cents = $0.0125
so by direct proportion:
1 yen : $0.0125
3428 yens : $X
so by cross multiplication:
$X = $0.0125*3428yens/1 yen