1. A sum is invested at compounded interest payable annually. The interest in the first two successive years was Rs. 400 and Rs. 420. The sum is

1. Rs. 8000

2. Rs.7500

3. Rs. 8500

4. Rs. 8200

Answer & Explanation

Answer:- 1

Explanation :-

SI (for 1 year) = 420 -400 = Rs. 20

Rate = (20*100) / (400 * 1) = 5%

SI on the sum for 1st year = Rs.400

Sum = (400*100)/(5*1) = Rs. 8000

2. Arun borrowed a certain sum from Manish at a certain rate of simple interest for 2 years. He lent this sum to Sunil at the same rate of interest compounded annually for the same period. At the end of two years, he received Rs. 2400 as compound interest but paid Rs. 2000 only as simple interest. Find the rate of interest.

1. 40%

2. 30%

3. 20%

4. 10%

Answer & Explanation

Answer:- 1

Explanation :-

3. If a sum on compound interest becomes three times in 4 years, then with the same interest rate, the sum will become 81 times in:

1. 12 years

2. 18 years

3. 16 years

4. 14 years

Answer:- 3

Explanation :-

The sum P becomes 3P in 4 years on compound interest

3P = P(1+R/100)^{4}

⇒ 3 = (1+R/100)^{4}

Let the sum P becomes 81P in n years

81P = P(1+R/100)^{n}

=> 81 = (1+R/100)^{n}

=> (3)4 = (1+R/100)^{n}

=> ((1+R/100)4)^{4} = (1+R/100)^{n}

=> (1+R/100)^{16} = (1+R/100)^{n}

Therefore n=16

i.e, the sum will become 81 times in 16 years

4. Divide Rs. 3364 between A and B, so that A’s Share at the end of 5 years may equal to B’s share at the end of 7 years, compound interest being at 5 percent.

1. Rs. 1764 and Rs.1600

2. Rs. 1756 and Rs.1608

3. Rs. 1722 and Rs.1642

4. None of these

Answer & Explanation

Answer:- 1

Explanation :-

Let A’s present Share = x & B’s present Share = y

A’s share (end of 5 years) = B’s share ( end of 7 years)

x * (1+ 5/100)^5 = y * (1+ 5/100)^7

x/ y = [1+(5/100)]^(7−5)

x/y = [1+(5/100)]^2

x/y = (21/22)^2

x/y = 441/400

x+y = 441+400 = 841

Total Amount = 3364 , Therefore

x = (3364/841)*441= Rs.1764

A’s present Share = Rs.1764

y = (3364/841)*400 = Rs.1600

B’s present Share = Rs.1600

5. A sum is invested for 3 years compounded at 5%, 10% and 20 % respectively. In three years, if the sum amounts to Rs. 1386, then find the sum.

1. Rs. 1500

2. Rs. 1400

3. Rs. 1200

4. Rs. 1000

Answer & Explanation

Answer:- 4

Explanation :-

1386 = P (1+5/100) (1+10/100) (1+20/100)

1386 = P (21/20) (11/10) (6/5)

P = (1386 × 20 × 10 × 5)/(21 × 11 × 6)

P = (66 × 20 × 10 × 5)/(11×6) = 20×10×5 = Rs. 1000