5. a. Suppose that both gold and silver are used as international means of payment and the exchange

5. a. Suppose that both gold and silver are used as international means of payment and the exchange rates among currencies are determined by either their gold or silver contents. Suppose that the dollar was pegged to gold at $20 per ounce, the Japanese yen is pegged to gold at 120,000 yen per ounce and to silver at 8,000 yen per ounce of silver, and the Australian dollar is pegged to silver at $5 per ounce of silver. What would the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and Australian dollar be under this system? [5 marks] b. Suppose that the pound is pegged to gold at £20 per ounce and the dollar is pegged to gold at $35 per ounce. This implies an exchange rate of $1.75 per pound. If the current market exchange rate is $1.60 per pound and you have $350 available for investment, how would you take advantage of this situation? [5 marks]

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