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# The nominal exchange rate is 1.25 £ / \$, the price of a basket of goods...

The nominal exchange rate is 1.25 £ / \$, the price of a basket of goods in London is £150 and the price of the same basket of goods is \$100. a. (5 points) Find the real exchange rate. What is the units of the exchange rate? b. (5 points) Does the law of one price hold? Explain why or why not.

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Answer - Real exchange rate = 150/100

= 1.5 £ / \$

This means that 1.5 £ will be exchanged for 1 \$ as per the real exchange rate.

No , the law of one price does not hold. This is because there is the difference between the nominal and real exchange rate. As per the nominal exchange rate given , the price of basket in London should have been £ 125 if it costed \$ 100 in US as per the rate of 1.25 £ / \$. But it is actually costing £ 150 which is different. Hence law of one price does not hold here.

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