# Cross Rates and Different Base Currencies

If we look at two sets of currency pairs with different base currencies you can still adopt the same procedure to find a cross currency quote, provided that you remember the basics.

For example, suppose cable (GBP/USD) is 1.6175 and USD/CAD 1.3639/42.

We can now find the GBP/CAD cross rate as follows.

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GBP will be taken as the base currency for the cross rate quotation