# Chapter 5, Part III. Fractions of the quote rate. Page 4

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Estimate the pip value for USD/CHF in terms of USD, if rate is 0.9500; 1.0000 ; 1.0500.

Pipruit: Well, it’s an easy task:

- for 0.95 pip value equals 0.0001/0.9500 = 0.000 105;

- for 1.00 pip value equals 0.0001/1.0000 = 0.0001;

- for 1.0500 pip value equals 0.0001/1.0500 = 0.000 095.

Oh, it looks like I understand! When rate is 0.95 and below the parity (1.00), it means that CHF is more expensive than USD, USD in turn – cheaper. Sense, CHF pip value is greater in terms of USD. At parity they are equal. When rate is above the parity, say 1.0500, It means that each dollar costs 1.05 Swiss Francs and the pip value in dollar is smaller, because dollar itself is more expensive than the Swiss franc. Sounds too confusing and messy.​

Commander in Pips: You’ve said everything correctly, but I would like to organize it in a more simple way, if you don’t mind.

Commander in Pips: Pip value in terms of Base currency will become greater the exchange rate gets lower. Consequently, pip value will become lower as the exchange rate becomes higher.

Pipruit: Cool!

But, Sir, Will I have to do all these calculations every time when I enter or exit the trade on FOREX? ​

Commander in Pips: No. I can say even more. You will never have to do this manually. Ha-ha-ha… Because modern trading terminals do this automatically and in a fraction of a second.

Pipruit: What the deuce…​

Commander in Pips: Your disappointments are in vain, because you need to know how to do it anyway. This skill is irreplaceable, and you may need it in different tasks. For example, if you will build your own trading systems and experts.

Pipruit: Well, thanks then.​

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