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Question 1: A person invests Rs. 10000 for 3 years at a certain rate of interest compounded annually. At the end of one year this sum amounts to Rs. 11200. Calculate:

- the rate of interest
- the amount at the end of second year
- the amount at the end of third year [2006]

Answer:

- The rate of interest:

2. Amount at the end of the second year

3. Amount at the end of third year

Question 2: A sum of Rs. 9600 is invested for 3 years at 10% per annum at compound interest.

- What is the sum due at the end of the first year?
- What is the sum due at the end of the second year?
- Find the difference between the answers of the 2) and 1) and find the interest on this sum (difference) for one year
- Hence, write down the compound interest for the third year [1996]

Answer:

- sum due at the end of the first year?

2. sum due at the end of the second year?

3. difference between the answers of the 2) and 1)

4. Compound Interest for third year

Question 3: What sum of money will amount to Rs. 9261 in 3 years at 5% per annum compound interest? [2009]

Answer:

Given

Question 4: In what period of time will Rs. 12000 yield Rs. 3972 as compound interest at 10%, if compounded on a yearly basis. [2011]

Answer:

Given

Question 5: On what sum of money will the difference between the compound interest and the simple interest for two years be equal to Rs. 25, if the rate of interest charged for both is 5% p.a.? [2012]

Answer

Let the sum be

Simple Interest for 2 years

Amount Compound Interest

Given difference = 25 Rs.

Therefore

Question 6: The simple interest on a sum of money for 2 years at 4% p.a. is Rs. 340. Find

- the sum of the money
- the compound interest on this sum for one year payable half-yearly at the same rate [2008]

Answer:

Simple Interest

- Given:

2. Compound Interest

Question 7: Simple interest on a sum of money for 2 years at 4% is Rs. 450. Find compound interest on the same sum and at the same rate for 1 year, if the interest on the same sum and at the same rate for year, if the interest is reckoned half-yearly. [1997]

Answer:

Simple Interest

Compounded Half Yearly

Question 8: Rohit borrows Rs. 86000 from Arun for 2 years at 5% per annum simple interest. He immediately lends his money to Akshay at 5% compounded interest annually for the same period. Calculate Rohits profit at the end of two years. [2010]

Answer:

Simple Interest for 2 years

Compound Interest for 2 years

Gain

Question 9: A person invests Rs.6000 for two years at a certain rate of interest compounded annually, At the end of first year it amounts to Rs.6720. Calculate;

- The rate of interest;
- The amount at the end of the second year. [2010]

Answer:

Compound Interest for 1 year

Given

Amount at the end of second year

Question 10: If the interest is compounded half-yearly, calculate the amount when principal is Rs.7400; the rate of interest is 5% per annum and the duration is one year. [2005]

Answer:

Question 11: At what rate per cent will a sum of Rs.4000 yield Rs.1324 as compound interest in 3 years? [2013]

Answer:

Given

Question 12: The difference between compound interest for a year payable half-yearly and simple interest on a certain sum of money lent out at for a year is . Find the sum of money lent out. [1998]

Answer:

Simple Interest

Compound Interest

Given

Question 13: The compound interest, calculated yearly, on a certain sum of money for the second year is and for the third year is . Calculate the rate of interest and the original sum of money. [2014]

Answer:

is the interest on

Let the sum of money

Therefore Interest on it for 1st Year

When interest of 2nd year

, then

Question 14: Ramesh invests for three years at the rate of per annum compound interest. Find;

- The sum due to that person at the end of the first year.
- The interest he earns for the second year.
- The total amount due to him at the end of the third year. [2007]

Answer:

For 1st year:

Therefore

and,

For 2nd year:

Therefore

and,

For 3rd year:

Therefore

and,

Question 15: The compound interest, calculated yearly, on a certain sum of money for the second year is and for the third year is . Calculate the rate of interest and the sum of money. [1995]

Answer:

Difference between the Compound interest of two successive years

is the interest on

For 1st year:

Therefore

and,

For 2nd year:

Therefore

Given