Question of The Day13-09-2021

The Simple Interest and Compound Interest on certain sum of money for 2 years is ₹ 400 and ₹ X respectively. If the sum is ₹ 8000, then what is the value of X?


Correct Answer : d ) ₹ 405

Explanation :

Quick Approach

We know that,

Simple Interest=\(P×R×T \over 100\)

⇒For 2 year, 400=\(8000×R×2 \over 100\)

⇒ R = 2.5 %

We know that, for time 2 years

⇒CI-SI=\({SI ×R} \over {2×100}\)

⇒X-400= \({400×2.5} \over {2×100}\)

⇒ X = ₹ 405

Hence, (b) is the correct answer.

Basic Approach

Let sum be P, rate be R and time be T years.

Given, P = ₹ 8000, Simple interest (SI) = ₹ 400, compound interest (CI) = ₹ X, time = 2 years

We know that,

Simple Interest=\(P×R×T \over 100\)

400=\(8000×R×2 \over 100\)

⇒ R = 2.5 %

We also know that,

Compound interest =\( P×[(1+{R \over 100})^T-1]\)

⇒X = \(8000×[(1+{2.5 \over 100})^2-1]\)

⇒X=\(8000×({81 \over 1600})\)

⇒ X = ₹ 405

Hence (d) is the correct answer.

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