Simple and Compound Interest- Key Notes
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Principal: The money borrowed or lent
out for a certain period is called the principal or the sum.
Interest: Extra money paid for using other's money is called interest.
Simple Interest (SI): If the interest on a sum borrowed for certain period is
reckoned uniformly, then it is called simple interest.
Let Principal= P, Rate= R% per annum
(p.a) and Time= T years. Then
(i) Simple Interest= (P*R*T)/100
(ii) P = (100*SI)/(R*T); R= (100*SI)/(P*T) and T= (100*SI)/(P*R)
Key notes on Simple Interest
A sum of money becomes n times itself in
T years at simple interest, then the rate of interest is
If a sum of money becomes n times in T years at SI then it will be m times of
itself in ..... years
Required time= (m-l)*T years
If SI on a sum of money is 1/xth of the principal and the time T is equal to
the rate percent R, then
A certain sum is at SI at a certain rate for T years. And if it had been put at
R1 % higher rate, then it would fetch Rs.x more, then the
The annual payment that will discharge a debt of Rs.P due in T years at the
arte of interest R% per annum is Annual payment =
Let the rate of interest for first 1 years is r1% per annum, for the next t2
years is r2 % per annum and for the period beyond that is r3 %. Suppose all
together the simple interest for t3 years is Rs.I. Then Principal=100*I
The simple interest on a certain sum of money at r1 % per annum for t1 years is
Rs.m. The interest on the same sum for t2 years at r2 % per annum is n.
Then the sum= (m-n)*100
Key notes on Compound interest
Compound Interest: (Amount - Principal)
Amount= P* (1+R/100)n
When the interest is compounded K times a year, Amount= P( 1 + R / K*100)kt
When the interest is paid half yearly, say at r%per annum compound interest,
then the amount after t years is given by:
P( 1 + R / 2*100)2t
Similarly, if the interest is paid quarterly, say at r% per annum compound
interest, then the amount due after t years is given by:
P( 1 + r / 4 * 100)4t
Under the method of equated instalments,
the value of each instalment is the same.
Equal Annual Instalment under
(a) Simple Interest, x = 2P(100 + nr)
n[200 + (n - 1)r]
(b) Compound Interest, x = Pr / 100[1 ? (100/100 + r) n ]
1.A father left a will of Rs.35 lakhs
between his two daughters aged 8.5 and 16 such that they may get equal amounts
when each of them reach the age of 21 years. The original amount of Rs.35 lakhs
has been instructed to be invested at 10% p.a. simple interest. How much did
the elder daughter get at the time of the will?
A) Rs.17.5 lakhs
C) Rs.15 lakhs
D) Rs. 20 lakhs
2.What will Rs.1500 amount to in three
years if it is invested in 20% p.a. compound interest, interest being
3. If a sum of money grows to 144/121
times when invested for two years in a scheme where interest is compounded
annually, how long will the same sum of money take to treble if invested at the
same rate of interest in a scheme where interest is computed using simple
A) 9 years
B) 22 years
C) 18 years
4. 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?
5. A man invests Rs.5000 for 3 years at
5% p.a. compound interest reckoned yearly. Income tax at the rate of 20% on the
interest earned is deducted at the end of each year. Find the amount at the end
of the third year.
6. The difference between the compound
interest and the simple interest on a certain sum at 12% p.a. for two years is Rs.90.
What will be the value of the amount at the end of 3 years?
7. Vijay invested Rs.50,000 partly at
10% and partly at 15%. His total income after a year was Rs.7000. How much did
he invest at the rate of 10%?
8. A sum of money invested for a certain
number of years at 8% p.a. simple interest grows to Rs.180. The same sum of
money invested for the same number of years at 4% p.a. simple interest grows to
Rs.120 only. For how many years was the sum invested?
A) 25 years
B) 40 years
C) 33 years and 4 months
D)Cannot be determined
9. How long will it take for a sum of
money to grow from Rs.1250 to Rs.10,000, if it is invested at 12.5% p.a simple
A) 8 years
B) 64 years
C) 72 years
10. Rs.5887 is divided between Shyam and
Ram, such that Shyam's share at the end of 9 years is equal to Ram's share at
the end of 11
years, compounded annually at the rate of 5%. Find the share of Shyam.
D)None of these
1.B; 2.B; 3.B; 4.B; 5.A; 6.D; 7.B; 8.A;