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**The difference between compound interest compounded every 6 months and simple interest after 2 years is 248.10. The rate of interest is 10 percent. Find the sum**

a) 12000

b) 14000

c) 16000

d) 18000

e) None of theseAnswer –**c) 16000**

**Explanation :**

P*(1+5/100)^4 â€“ P â€“ P*(10/100)*2 = 248.10

P = 16000**A person earns an interest of 240 on investing certain amount at Simple interest for 2 years at 5 percent amount. If the rate of interest is compounded annually then how much more interest will be gain by the person at same rate of interest and on the same sum.**

a) 6

b) 8

c) 12

d) 10

e) None of theseAnswer –**a) 6**

**Explanation :**

240 = P*(5/100)*2, P = 2400

CI = 2400(1+5/100)^2 â€“ 2400 = 246

So, 246 â€“ 240 = 6**Find the least number of years in which the sum put at 25% rate of interest will be more than doubled.**

a) 2 years

b) 3 years

c) 4 years

d) 5 years

e) None of theseAnswer –**c) 4 years**

**Explanation :**

Amount >= P*(1+25/100)^n

Amount = p*(5/4) ^n

For n = 4, (625/256) which is greater than 2.**A sum of rupees 4420 is to be divided between rakesh and prakash in such a way that after 5 years and 7 years respectively the amount they get is equal. The rate of interest is 10 percent. Find the share of rakesh and prakash**

a) 2000, 2420

b) 2420, 2000

c) 2480, 2420

d) 2210, 2210

e) None of theseAnswer –**b) 2420, 2000**

**Explanation :**

Let the share of rakesh and prakash be R and P

R*(1+10/100)^ 5 = (4420 â€“ R)*(1+10/100)^ 7

We get R = 2420, so P = 2000**The simple interest on a certain sum of money for 4 years at 15 percent per annum is 600. Find the compound interest in the same sum at 10 percent interest for 2 years**

a) 220

b) 200

c) 210

d) 120

e) None of theseAnswer –**c) 210**

**Explanation :**

600 = p*4*(15/100), P = 1000

CI = 1000(1+10/100)^ 2 â€“ 1000 = 210**Find the effective annual rate of 10 percent per annum compounded half- yearly-**

a) 10.5

b) 10.25

c) 11.25

d) 11.50

e) None of theseAnswer –**b) 10.25**

**Explanation :**

Take principal as 100 and then calculate,

A = 100*(1+5/100)^ 2

A = 110.25

So effective rate is 10.25**A sum of rupees 3200 is compounded annually at the rate of 25 paise per rupee per annum. Find the compound interest payable after 2 years.**

a) 1200

b) 1600

c) 1800

d) 2000

e) None of theseAnswer –**c) 1800**

**Explanation :**

Rate of interest is 25 paise per rupee per annum.

So for 100 rupees it is 2500 paise i.e. 25 percent

Now, CI = 3200(1+25/100)^ 2Â – 3200 = 1800**A sum of 3000 becomes 3600 in 3 years at 15 percent per annum. What will be the sum at the same rate after 9 years.**

a) 5124

b) 5184

c) 5186

d) 5192

e) None of theseAnswer –**b) 5184**

**Explanation :**

3600 = 3000*(1+15/100)^ 3

(1+15/100)^ 3 = 6/5

Amount = 3000*[(1+15/100)^ 3]^ 3

Amount = 3000*(6/5)^ 3 = 5184**Priya saves an amount of 500 every year and then lent that amount at an interest of 10 percent compounded annually. Find the amount after 3 years.**

a) 1820.5

b) 1840.5

c) 1920.5

d) 1940.5

e) None of theseAnswer –**a) 1820.5**

**Explanation :**

Total amountÂ = 500*(1+10/100)^ 3 + 500*(1+10/100)^ 2 + 500*(1+10/100)

= 1820.5**A man borrows 10000 rupees at 20 % compound interest for 3 years. If every year he pays 2000 rupees as repayment. How much amount is still left to be paid by the man?**

a) 5000

b) 7000

c) 9000

d) 10000

e) None of theseAnswer –**d) 10000**

**Explanation :**

Amount to be paid at the end of three years = 10000*(1+20/100)^ 3 = 17280

Amount paid as instalment by the man = 2000*(1+20/100)^ 2 + 2000*(1+20/100) + 2000 = 7280

So remaining amount = 10000

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