# Discussion of Question with ID = 008 under Compound-Interest

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### Question

An amount P is invested for 2 years @7% p.a. The simple interest is Rs. 6000. What would be the compound interest on the same amount, at the same rate and for the same time, compounded annually?

A

Rs. 6210.

B

Rs. 6310.

C

Rs. 6110.

D

Rs. 6410.

Soln.
Ans: a

Let SI, P, r, t have usual meanings. Then, for 2 years, SI = (P × r × 2)/100. So P = \$(50 × SI)/r\$. The compound interest for 2 years by shortcut formula is \${P × r × (200 + r)}/10000\$. Putting P here, it becomes, \${{(50 × SI)/r} × r × (200 + r)}/10000\$ = \${SI × (r + 200)}/200\$ = \${6000 × (7 + 200)}/200\$ = Rs. 6210.