Money Concepts

Money Concepts
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Money is what we give for buying food, toys, candy, going to the movies, shopping, paying taxes, and renting a house. We give money in return for buying these things or anything. There is a simple trade going on here. Just like a barter system. We want something, we take it. But as a trade/replacement, we give away money for it. there is a fixed price (value of money) given to each and every thing we try to trade (or buy). This is known as an advanced form of barter system. In this chapter, we will learn about money concepts, currency, denomination currency, etc. We also learn currency conversion, how to teach a child to count money and the difference between money and currency.

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What is the Concept of Money? 

What is the concept of Money? Let us understand it this way; for buying anything we required money, right? So what is money? We can say that money can be used as a medium of exchange such as coins, notes, etc used to pay for services and commodities. We give money in return for anything like chocolates, cake, fruits, food, football, bat, racket, house, or, anything which can be used for selling or buying we exchange money for those things. Money is used in the form of paper or coins, money is usually issued by a government and generally used its face value as a method of payment for things. Economists typically defined money as a widely accepted means of payment. Money is anything that can be easily used for goods and services. 

What is Currency?

A currency is the system of money used in a country or we can say that a currency is a system of money in common use, especially for people in a nation. Money can be used in any form as a medium of exchange, especially circulating banknotes and coins. Each country has its own value of currency because different types of currencies are used in different countries. U.S. dollars (US$), Euros (€), Japanese Yen (¥), and Pounds Sterling (£) are examples of currencies.

Types of currencies - Money concepts

Coins and Bills

Any small piece of metal which is flat, round, and authorized by a government is known as a coin. It is used primarily as a medium of exchange of money. They may contain some images, numerals, or text on their surface. They are standardized in weight and are produced in large quantities. While on the other hand, bills are currency notes issued by the government. These coins and Bills used in the USA. Given below are some examples of coins and bills individually. 

Coins: Penny, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar.
Bills: $1 Bill, $2 Bill, $5 Bill, $10 Bill, $20 Bill, $50 Bill, $100 Bill.

Currency Conversion

Let us assume, your family is going to visit another country, or you are buying something from the internet from another country, the price of things will be given in a different currency, which will be different from your country's currency and you’ll want to be able to work out how much the item costs in your own currency so that you can make a decision about whether to buy the item or not. Let’s look at an example: If you want to buy a football from any online site in Germany. The cost of football is €25. How much does the football cost in dollars? Now in order to find the value of football in dollars, you need to know the conversion value of Euro to dollars. The following table shows you different values of currencies as compared to a US Dollar (USD). 

Currency Name Value of Other Currencies in Dollar
US Dollar 1.00  USD
Euro 1.21 USD
British Pound   1.33 USD
Indian Rupee   0.014 USD
Australian Dollar   0.74 USD
Canadian Dollar     0.77 USD
Singapore Dollar     0.75 USD
Swiss Franc     1.11 USD
Malaysian Ringgit     0.25 USD
Japanese Yen     0.0095 USD
Chinese Yuan Renminbi     0.15 USD

Topics Related to Money

Given below is the list of topics that are closely connected to money concepts. These topics will also give you a glimpse of how such concepts are covered in Cuemath.


FAQs on Money Concepts

Who is on the 10 Dollar Bill in US Currency?

Alexander Hamilton is on the 10 dollar bill in US currency.

How Many Dollars is 2000 Nickels?

There is 0.05 dollar in 1 nickel. So 2000 nickels contain 2000 × 0.05 which equals to 100 dollars.

How Many Dimes Make $5?

There are 10 dimes in $1. So $5 contains 5 × 10 dimes which equals to 50 dimes.

What is the Highest Denomination of Currency?

The highest denomination is the $10,000 note.

Which Denomination is the Smallest in Dollars?

The smallest denomination of the US is the "penny". One penny is 1/100th of a US dollar. 

What is Money in Simple Words?

We can say that money can be used as a medium of exchange such as coins, notes, etc used to pay for services and commodities. We give money in return for anything like chocolates, cake, fruits, food, football, bat, racket, house, or, anything which can be used for selling or buying we exchange money for those things.

What is the Importance of Money?

Money is very important in day to day life in order to fulfill our basic requirements. Although money can not be said the most important thing for one to live their life, it is still counted as an essential item for our survival. 


Solved Examples on Money Concepts

Example 1: Daniel is having 15 dollars in his pocket and he spent 5 dollars buying toys. What amount will be left in his pocket?

Solution:

Daniel has a total amount of 15 dollars and he spent 5 dollars. The remaining amount in his pocket: $15 - $5 = $10. Therefore, the amount left in Daniel's pocket is 5 dollars.

Example 2: If you want to buy a football from a German online site and you are in the USA. The cost of football is €100. How much does the football cost in dollars?

Solution:

The cost of football is 100 Euro(€). 1 euro is equal to 1.21 USD. So, the value of 100 Euro(€) is equal to 100 × 1.21 USD = 121 USD.

∴ The football cost is 121 USD.

Practice Questions on Money Concepts

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