Domain Names By the Euro

Zelmo Zeroman purchases most of his domain names using the French website Gandi.net. Gandi charges approximately 12 euros per domain name per year.

As of Mon Nov 22 04:29:03 MST 2004, one U.S. dollar was equivalent to 0.767 euros. {Finance.Yahoo.com:: Currency Converter}

Zelmo recently purchased the domain name AzGrid.net and it cost almost $16 U.S. dollars. He needs help understanding how Gandi.net calculated the price.

We are given the ratio $1 : 0.767 euro and that the domain name costs 12 euros. Using this information, let's calcuate how much a domain name will cost in USD (U.S. dollars).

   1) Set up two ratios that are proportional.

         $ 1            $ n
      ----------  =  ---------
      0.767 euro      12 euro

   2) Solve for the unknown.

                   $ 1            $ n
      12 euro x ----------  =  --------- x 12 euro
                0.767 euro      12 euro

                   $ 1            $ n
      12 euro x ----------  =  --------- x 12 euro
                0.767 euro      12 euro


      $ 12
      ----- = $ n 
      0.767

      15.6453 = n

   Answer rounded to the nearest cent:  $15.65
   Answer rounded to the nearest whole number:  $16.00

Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 03 April 2005

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