On a backpacking trip through Europe, Ethan bought snacks for 10 Swiss francs. If the foreign exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and Swiss franc is 1:2, how much did Ethan spend in dollars?

On a backpacking trip through Europe, Ethan bought snacks for 10 Swiss francs. If the foreign exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and Swiss franc is 1:2, how much did Ethan spend in dollars?

Solution:
Let x be Ethan spend in dollars.
1:2=x:10;
Thus, x=5.
The answer is 5 dollars.

On a backpacking trip through Europe, Ethan bought snacks for 10 Swiss francs. If the foreign exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and Swiss franc is 1:2, how much did Ethan spend in dollars?

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