# What is the equivalence of 950 US dollars in British pound sterling if 1 US dollar = 0.62 British pound sterling?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 23, 2016

#### Explanation:

Currency conversions can always be done as a direct proportion.

Compare the corresponding quantities in the form of equivalent fractions.

Note that this is about what we could expect.

1 pound is just more than half of 1 dollar.

589 pounds is a bit more than half of 950 dollars.

Always check your answer with a quick estimation in case we multiplied instead of dividing by mistake.