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An automobile financier claims to be lending money at simple interest, but he includesthe interest every six months for calculating the principal. If he is charging an interest of10%, the effective rate of interest becomes:

A) 10% B) 10.25%
C) 10.5% D) none of these

Answer:   B) 10.25%



Explanation:

Let the sum be Rs. 100. Then,

S.I. for first 6 months = Rs.[ (100 x 10 x 1)/(100 x 2) ]= Rs.5

S.I. for last 6 months =Rs.[(102 x 10 x 1)/(100 x 2) ] = Rs.5.25

So, amount at the end of 1 year = Rs. (100 + 5 + 5.25) = Rs. 110.25

Effective rate = (110.25 - 100) = 10.25%

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Q:

What is the ratio of simple interest earned on certain amount at the rate of 12% p.a. for 9 years and that for 12 years?

A) 1:2 B) 2:3
C) 3:4 D) 4:5
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 3:4

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The difference between simple interest on a certain sum at the rate of 6% per annum for 5 years and 6 years is 25.8. What is the sum (in Rs)?

 

A) 480 B)  430
C) 258 D) 516
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B)  430

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What is the ratio of simple interest earned on certain amount at the rate of 12% for 6 years and that for 12 years?

A) 1:2 B) 2:3
C) 3:4 D) 4:5
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 1:2

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R borrowed Rs. 1,200 at 13% per annum simple interest. What amount will R pay to clear the debt after 5 years?

A) Rs.1,860 B) Rs.1,800
C) Rs.1,980 D) Rs.2,000
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Rs.1,980

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A sum of Rs 4000 becomes Rs 7000 in 6 years at simple interest. If the rate of interest becomes double of itself, then what will be the amount (in Rs) after 6 years?

 

A)  8500 B)  9000
C)  8000 D) 10000
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 10000

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A sum of Rs 800 becomes Rs 1000 in 2 years at simple interest. What is the per annum rate of interest (in percent)?

 

A) 12.5   B)  25  
C)  8.5   D)  17
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 12.5  

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Sachin lent out Rs 60000 in two parts, first at 4% and the second at 10% interest. The yearly average interest comes out to be 6.4%. What are the amounts (in Rs) that were lent at 4% and 10% respectively?

 

A) 40000, 20000   B) 48000, 12000  
C) 36000, 24000   D) 32000, 28000
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 36000, 24000  

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Rs. x invested at 8% simple interest per annum for 5 years yields the same interest as that on Rs. y invested at 7.5% simple interest per annum for 6years. Find x : y.

A) 40:45 B) 5:6
C) 16:15 D) 9:8
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 9:8

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