These fruits are being sold at a roadside market in New Zealand. The unit of currency used in New Zealand is the New Zealand dollar (NZD). On Jan. 9, 2012, one New Zealand dollar was worth 78 cents in American money (.78 U.S. dollar (USD)).

Like most of the world, New Zealand also uses the metric system. (The United States, Liberia, and Myanmar (Burma) do not use the metric system.) The bananas advertised in this sign are weighed in kilograms (kg). One kilogram is equal to 2.2 pounds, the unit of weight used in the United States.

  1. A customer is buying a watermelon. How much will this cost in New Zealand dollars? How much in U.S. dollars?

  2. A customer is purchasing three rockmelons (cantaloupes). How much will this cost in New Zealand dollars? In U.S. dollars?

  3. A customer is buying 2 kilograms of bananas. How many pounds is this?

  4. The customer buying 2 kilograms of bananas is now ready to pay. How much do those 2 kilograms of bananas cost in New Zealand dollars? In U.S. dollars?

  5. A customer is buying a bag and a half of plums. How much will this cost in New Zealand dollars? In U.S. dollars?

  6. A customer is buying a kilogram of bananas, a bag of plums, and a rockmelon. What is the price in New Zealand dollars? In U.S. dollars?