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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Weekly Activities/ Day 3/ Bonus Activity


Bonus Activity - Airplane tickets can be very expensive. The table below lists the cost of one return ticket for one person from Auckland, New Zealand to the capital city of each country included in the Summer Learning Journey programme. The costs are listed in the local currency (money) of the country and not in New Zealand dollars.
Name of City
Cost of Return Flight
Canberra, Australia
826            AUD              Australian Dollars
Tokyo, Japan
147172      JPY                Japanese Yen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7182          MYR             Malaysian Ringgit
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
7219           AED             United Arab Emirates Dirham
Cape Town, South Africa
27296          ZAR             South African Rand
Berlin, Germany
2182            EUR             Euros
London, England
1442            GBP             Great British Pounds
Santiago, Chile
1 582 030    CLP              Chilean Peso
Mexico City, Mexico
90 664         MXN            Mexican Peso
Ottawa, Canada
2064            CAD             Canadian Dollar
Use the XE currency converter website [http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/] to find out how much each ticket would cost in New Zealand dollars [NZD $$]. On your blog, tell us:
  1. How much it would cost in New Zealand dollars to fly to each country.
  2. Which country is the most expensive country to visit
  3. Which country is the least expensive country to visit

  1. How much it would cost in New Zealand dollars to fly to each country:
To fly to Canada it will cost =
  1. 07718 = NZD
To Germany it will cost =
  1. 50143 = NZD
To Japan it will cost =
    0. 0121837 = NZD
To  Chile it will cost =
    0. 102599 = NZD
To South Africa it will cost =
    0. 102559 = NZD
To Australia it will cost =
  1. 04972 = NZD
To Mexico it will cost =
     0.  0703001 = NZD
To England it will cost =
  1. 79428 = NZD
To United Arab Emirates it will cost =
     0. 391123 = NZD
To Malaysia it will cost =
     0.  320951 = NZD

2. Which country is the most expensive country to visit:

Mexico is the most expensive country to visit! =
  It costs about   0.  0703001 = NZD

3. Which country is the least expensive country to visit:

Australia is the least expensive country to visit =
  1. 04972 = NZD

2 comments:

  1. Hello Von
    Awesome job on this activity. Keep up the awesome work!
    Daniel

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  2. Kia ora Von,

    Converting all the different currencies from around the world can often be quite tricky! I know I struggle with it every now and again, so I usually just pop into a bank and they do it all for me easy peasy :-)

    Well done on getting the answers to questions 2 and 3 right. Mexico is definitely the most expensive place to travel, and Australia is the cheapest. Why do you think that is? Have you ever travelled to either of those countries before?

    Just looking at your currency conversion into NZ dollars, I think you might have just included our currency rate. Which means how many NZ dollars are equal to one currency unit from another country. For example, 1 Japanese Yen is equal to 0.012 NZD, which is exactly right! What you need to do is add in the next step of converting the cost of the flight (which is written in the first table) into NZD dollars. So if 1 Yen = NZ$0.012, how many NZD would 147,172 Yen be equal to?

    Does that make sense? If you're still a little confused just ask away and I'm happy to help :-)

    Cheers,
    Dan.

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