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When we borrow money from a person for a certain period of time, we have to return them with some extra amount known as interest.

Formula to Calculate Simple Interest = P * T * R / 100

where P is the Principal amount

T is Time Period

R is the Rate of Interest

To calculate the amount, we use the formula = Principal + Interest

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## Simple Interest Questions and Answers

**Problem 1:**

A total of $20,000 is invested part of it at 6% and part of it at 6.5%. The total interest after one year is $1,260. How much was invested at each rate?

**Solution:**

Principal | Rate | Interest | |
---|---|---|---|

6% | X | .06 | |

5% | 20000 – X | 0.65 | |

Total | 20000 | – |

To find the amounts in the third column, we have to multiply the 1st column(Principal) and 2nd column(Rate)

Principal | Rate | Interest | |
---|---|---|---|

6% | X | .06 | .06X |

5% | 20000 – X | 0.65 | 0.65 (20000 – X) |

Total | 20000 | – | 1260 |

.06X + 0.65 (20000 – X) = 1260

1000 (.06X) + 1000(0.65)(20000 – X) = 1000(0.66)

60X + 65(2000 – X) = 1260000

60X + 1300000 – 65X = 1260000

-5X + 1300000 = 1260000

Subtract with 1300000 on both the sides

-5X + 1300000 = 1300000 = 1260000 – 1300000

-5X = 40000

X = -40000/5

X = 8,000 at 6%

20000 – X = 12,000 @ 6.5%

Therefore, the amount invested at 6% is 8,000

The amount invested at 6.5% is 12,000

**Problem 2:**

Find the interest that is generated from a $10,000 investment for 2 years at 6% simple interest?

**Solution:**

As given in the question,

Principal = 10,000

Rate = 6% = 0.06

Time = 2 years

To calculate the interest, we use the formula

Interest = Principal * Time * Rate / 100

Interest = 10,000 * 2 * 0.06 / 100

Interest = 1200

Therefore, the interest which is generated from $10,000 investment for 2 years at 6% simple interest is $1200

**Problem 3:**

John receives a large inheritance. He wants to invest part of it at 5% and $10,000 more than this amount at 11%. To earn $1200 per year in interest, how much will he need to invest at each rate?

**Solution:**

As given in the question,

Principal = $10,000

Rate = 5%

Interest per year = $1200

Let the amount which is invested at 5% = X

The amount invested at 11% = X + 10,000

To find the invest rate, we use the formula

Interest = Principal * Time * Rate / 100

1200 = 0.05X + 0.11(X + 10,000)

0.05X + 0.11X + 1100 = 1200

0.16X + 1100 = 1200

Subtract with 1100 on both sides

0.16X = 100

Divide by 0.16 on both sides

0.16X / 0.16 = 100 / 0.16

X = 625

Therefore, $625 will be invested at 5%

$10,625 will be invested at 11%

**Problem 4:**

John invests his savings in two ways: some go into a corporate bond paying 14% and $12,000 more than three times as much goes into a municipal bond fund paying 3%. If his total annual interest from the two investments is $11, 860. How much invested in each?

**Solution:**

Let the amount invested at 14% = X

Then, the amount invested at 3% = 3X + 12,000

0.14X + 0.3(3X + 12000) = 11,860

0.14X + 0.09X + 360 = 11,860

0.23X + 360 = 11,860

Subtract with 360 on both sides

0.23X + 360 – 360 = 11,860 – 360

0.23X = 11, 500

Divide by 0.23 on both sides

0.23X / 0.23 = 11,500 / 0.23

X = 50,000

Therefore, $50,000 is invested at 14%

$1,62,000 is invested at 3%

**Problem 5:**

Ramu deposits Rs. 5,000 in a bank which offers at 8% per annum. How much she will receive after 3 years?

**Solution:**

Rate is calculated per Rs. 100

For 1 year, on Rs. 100, SI = 8

For 1 year, on Rs. 1, SI = 8/100

For 1 year on Rs. 5000, SI = 5000 * 8/100

For 3 years on Rs. 5000, SI = 5000 * 8 * 3 / 100

= Rs. 1200

Therefore, Ramu will receive an interest of Rs. 1200 after 3 years

**Problem 6:**

Rahul borrowed Rs. 700 from a bank at 7% per year for 4 years. How much interest will he pay at the end of the fourth year?

**Solution:**

As given in the question,

Principal = Rs. 700

Rate = 7% per annum

Time = 4 years

Simple Interest = Principal * Rate * Time / 100

SI = 700 * 7 * 4 / 100

SI = Rs. 196

Therefore, Rahul paid an interest of Rs. 196 at the end of the fourth year.

**Problem 7:**

John invests Rs. 5000 in savings account at an annual rate of 8% for 5 years.

a) Find the amount of money he earned in the interest?

b) Find the savings accounts total value?

**Solution:**

As given in the question,

Principal = 5000

Rate = 8% = 0.08

Time = 5 years

We know that

Simple Interest = Principal * Time * Rate / 100

SI = 5000 * 5 * 0.08

SI = 400 * 5

SI = 2000

Therefore, the money he earned in interest = Rs. 2000

Total value in a savings account

F = I + P

F = 2000 + 5000

F = 7000

The total value of his savings account = 7000

Therefore,

The money he earned in interest = Rs. 2000

The total value of his savings account = 7000

**Problem 8:**

Noel invests Rs. 8000 into an account paying an annual interest rate of 8.7%. How many years will it take for him to earn Rs. 4872 in interest?

**Solution:**

As given in the question,

Principal = 8000, Rate = 8.7% = 0.087, I = 4872

We know the formula as,

Simple Interest S. I = P * T * R / 100

Substitute the values in the above equation,

4872 = 8000 * 0.087 * T / 100

4872 = 696 T

Divide by 696 on both sides

4872 / 696 = 696 T / 696

T = 7 years

**Problem 9:**

Marvel invest 3000 into a savings account. In 4 years she earns a total of Rs. 768 in interest. What is the annual interest rate offered by this account?

**Solution:**

As given in the question,

Principal = 3000, Interest = Rs. 768, Time = 4 years

We know the formula,

Simple Interest = P * T * R / 100

768 = 3000 * R * 4

768 = 12000 * R

Divide by 12000 on both sides

768 / 12000 = 12000 * R / 12000

R = 768 / 12000

R = 0.064

R = 6.4%

Therefore, the annual interest rate offered by this account = 6.4%

**Problem 10:**

Lucie invested Rs. 25000 into an account paying 8% annual interest. How many years will it take for his account to reach Rs. 43000?

**Solution:**

As given in the question,

Principal = Rs. 25000, F = 43000, Rate = 8% = 0.08

As we know that,

I = F – P

I = 43000 – 25000

I = 18000

We also know that

SI = P * R * T / 100

18000 = 25000 * 0.08 * T

Divide by 2000 on both sides

18000 / 2000 = 25000 * 0.08 * T /2000

T = 9 years

Therefore, it takes 9 years will it take for his account to reach Rs. 43000.