RESULTS OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES Early in June 1983, it took 245 Japanese yen to equal $1. In June 2013, that exchange rate had fallen to 96 yen to $1. Assume that the price of a Japanese-manufactured automobile was $9 000 in June 1983 and that its price changes were in direct relation to exchange rates.
a. Has the price, in dollars, of the automobile increased or decreased during the 30-year period because of changes in the exchange rate?
b. What would the dollar price of the automobile be in June 2013, again assuming that the car’s price changes only with exchange rates?