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A bank offers an interest of 5% per annum compounded annually on all its deposits. If $10,000 is deposited, what will be the ratio of the interest earned in the 4th year to the interest earned in the 5th year?

A. 1:5
B. 625:3125
C. 100:105
D. 1004:1054
E. 725:3225
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A bank offers an interest of 5% per annum compounded annually on all its deposits. If $10,000 is deposited, what will be the ratio of the interest earned in the 4th year to the interest earned in the 5th year?

A. 1:5
B. 625:3125
C. 100:105
D. 1004:1054
E. 725:3225


The interest earned in the 1st year = $500
The interest earned in the 2nd year = $500*1.05
The interest earned in the 3rd year = $500*1.05^2
The interest earned in the 4th year = $500*1.05^3
The interest earned in the 5th year = $500*1.05^4

(500*1.05^3)/(500*1.05^4) = 1/1.05=100/105.

Answer: C.
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Re: A bank offers an interest of 5% per annum compounded annua [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2013, 02:22
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A bank offers an interest of 5% per annum compounded annually on all its deposits. If $10,000 is deposited, what will be the ratio of the interest earned in the 4th year to the interest earned in the 5th year?

A. 1:5
B. 625:3125
C. 100:105
D. 1004:1054
E. 725:3225


Hi Bunuel,
Here is my approach: is this correct?

Interest earned in 4 year= 10000(1+0.05)^4

Interest earned in 5 year= 10000(1+0.05)^5

Ratio= {10000(1.05)^4}/{10000(1.05^5)} =>1.05^4/1.05^5 =>1/1.05 Multiplied by 100 in both numerator and denominator gives 100:105

Hence Ans:C
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Re: A bank offers an interest of 5% per annum compounded annua [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2013, 02:28
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A bank offers an interest of 5% per annum compounded annually on all its deposits. If $10,000 is deposited, what will be the ratio of the interest earned in the 4th year to the interest earned in the 5th year?

A. 1:5
B. 625:3125
C. 100:105
D. 1004:1054
E. 725:3225


Hi Bunuel,
Here is my approach: is this correct?

Interest earned in 4 year= 10000(1+0.05)^4

Interest earned in 5 year= 10000(1+0.05)^5

Ratio= {10000(1.05)^4}/{10000(1.05^5)} =>1.05^4/1.05^5 =>1/1.05 Multiplied by 100 in both numerator and denominator gives 100:105

Hence Ans:C


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Re: A bank offers an interest of 5% per annum compounded annua [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2013, 01:14
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A bank offers an interest of 5% per annum compounded annually on all its deposits. If $10,000 is deposited, what will be the ratio of the interest earned in the 4th year to the interest earned in the 5th year?

A. 1:5
B. 625:3125
C. 100:105
D. 1004:1054
E. 725:3225


Thirty seconds approach, regardless of what the figure is at the 4th year it will at act as a base figure (100) for the next years 5% increase (to 105). So the ratio is 100:105 or option C
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Re: A bank offers an interest of 5% per annum compounded annua [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2014, 19:39
Buneul,

I have a doubt.

Quote:
The interest earned in the 1st year = $50
The interest earned in the 2nd year = $50*1.05
The interest earned in the 3rd year = $50*1.05^2
The interest earned in the 4th year = $50*1.05^3
The interest earned in the 5th year = $50*1.05^4


So we are just calculating the interest from interest.Are we not supposed to calculate the interest from the principle amount every year?
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Re: A bank offers an interest of 5% per annum compounded annua [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2014, 21:00
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emmak wrote:
A bank offers an interest of 5% per annum compounded annually on all its deposits. If $10,000 is deposited, what will be the ratio of the interest earned in the 4th year to the interest earned in the 5th year?

A. 1:5
B. 625:3125
C. 100:105
D. 1004:1054
E. 725:3225


Hi Bunuel,
Here is my approach: is this correct?

Interest earned in 4 year= 10000(1+0.05)^4

Interest earned in 5 year= 10000(1+0.05)^5


Ratio= {10000(1.05)^4}/{10000(1.05^5)} =>1.05^4/1.05^5 =>1/1.05 Multiplied by 100 in both numerator and denominator gives 100:105

Hence Ans:C



This formula is to calculate the total amount, not the compound interest

You require to subtract the Principal to get the resultant compound interest

We require to calculate ratio of interest earned in 4th & 5th year

This method you're using is calculating ratio of 4 yr deposit to 5 yr deposit
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Re: A bank offers an interest of 5% per annum compounded annua [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2014, 21:06
Bunuel wrote:
emmak wrote:
A bank offers an interest of 5% per annum compounded annually on all its deposits. If $10,000 is deposited, what will be the ratio of the interest earned in the 4th year to the interest earned in the 5th year?

A. 1:5
B. 625:3125
C. 100:105
D. 1004:1054
E. 725:3225


The interest earned in the 1st year = $50
The interest earned in the 2nd year = $50*1.05
The interest earned in the 3rd year = $50*1.05^2
The interest earned in the 4th year = $50*1.05^3
The interest earned in the 5th year = $50*1.05^4

(50*1.05^3)/(50*1.05^4) = 1/1.05=100/105.

Answer: C.



Bunuel, can you please correct this?

It should be 500

\frac{10000 * 5 * 1}{100} = 500
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