Compound Interest Questions

Q:

A sum of money lent at compound interest for 2 years at 20% per annum would fetch Rs.482 more, if the interest was payable half yearly than if it was payable annually . The sum is

A) 10000 B) 20000
C) 40000 D) 50000
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 20000

Explanation:

Let sum=Rs.x

C.I. when compounded half yearly = 

C.I. when compounded annually =

=> x=20000

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A sum of money amounts to Rs.6690 after 3 years and to Rs.10,035 after 6 years on compound interest.find the sum.

A) 4360 B) 4460
C) 4560 D) 4660
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 4460

Explanation:

Let the sum be Rs.P.then
P(1+R/100)^3=6690…(i) and P(1+R/100)^6=10035…(ii)
On dividing,we get (1+R/100)^3=10025/6690=3/2.
Substituting this value in (i),we get:
P*(3/2)=6690 or P=(6690*2/3)=4460
Hence,the sum is rs.4460.

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What is the rate of interest p.c.p.a.?

I. An amount doubles itself in 5 years on simple interest.

II. Difference between the compound interest and the simple interest earned on a certain amount in 2 years is Rs. 400.

III. Simple interest earned per annum is Rs. 2000

A) I only B) II and III only
C) All I, II and III D) I only or II and III only
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) I only or II and III only

Explanation:

Thus I only or (II and III) give answer.

 Correct answer is (D)

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Q:

What annual payment will discharge a debt of Rs.7620 due in 3years at % per annum interest?

A) 5430 B) 4430
C) 3430 D) 2430
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 3430

Explanation:

Let each installment be Rs.x. Then,

(P.W. of Rs.x due 1 year hence) + (P.W of Rs.x due 2 years hence) + (P.W of Rs. X due 3 years hence) = 7620.

Amount of each installment = Rs.3430

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The population of a town was 3600 three years back. It is 4800 right now. What will be the population three years down the line, if the rate of growth of population has been constant over the years and has been compounding annually?

A) Rs.600 B) Rs,6400
C) Rs.6500 D) Rs.6600
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Rs,6400

Explanation:

The population grew from 3600 to 4800 in 3 years. That is a growth of 1200 on 3600 during three year span.

Therefore, the rate of growth for three years has been constant.

The rate of growth during the next three years will also be the same.

Therefore, the population will grow from 4800 by = 1600

Hence, the population three years from now will be 4800 + 1600 = 6400

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