Bran Castle in Transylvania is For Sale

Bran Castle, which might have been the home of Vlad the Impaler, is for sale. The asking price is £40 million (GBP).

These days Bran Castle is a museum that costs £2.40 per adult to visit. The 57-room castle, which was built around year 1377, has about 450,000 visitors per year.

Bran Castle is located in Transylvania, which is in central and western Romania. The national currency in Romania is the "leu." Romania joined the European Union on the 1st of January 2007 and it is expected to adopt the Euro in 2012-2014.

The following currency exchange rates are from 10 January 2007.

   1 USD = 0.5161 GBP (British Pound)
   1 USD = 2.6265 RON (Romanian New Leu)
   1 USD = 0.7699 EUR (Euro)

Perform the following exercises using the aforementioned currency exchange rates.

  1. Bran Castle is ______ years in age.

  2. Romanian is approximately ______ years away from switching its currency from RON to EUR.

  3. It cost an adult ________ USD to visit the Bran Castle museum.

  4. It cost an adult ________ RON to visit the Bran Castle museum.

  5. It cost an adult ________ EUR to visit the Bran Castle museum.

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Creator: Gerald D. Thurman []
Created: 09 January 2007

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