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An investor placed a total of $6,400 in two accounts for one year. One

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An investor placed a total of $6,400 in two accounts for one year. One of the accounts earned simple annual interest at a rate of 5 percent, and the other earned simple annual interest at a rate of 3 percent. The investor made no deposits or withdrawals from the accounts. If each account earned the same amount of interest after one year, what was the total amount of interest earned from both accounts?

A. $128
B. $144
C. $240
D. $256
E. $512

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Accounts=X and Y
equals interest; (3/100)X=(5/100)Y
X:Y=5:3
X=(5/8)*6400=4000
Y=(3/8)*6400=2400
Interest=4000*(3/100)+2400*(5/100)=$240
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An investor placed a total of $6,400 in two accounts for one year. One of the accounts earned simple annual interest at a rate of 5 percent, and the other earned simple annual interest at a rate of 3 percent. The investor made no deposits or withdrawals from the accounts. If each account earned the same amount of interest after one year, what was the total amount of interest earned from both accounts?

A. $128
B. $144
C. $240
D. $256
E. $512


SI= P*R*T-(1)

P1+P2=$6400; P1=6400-P2

since both interests are equal so
P1*.03*1=P2*.05*1

(6400-P2)*.03=P2*.05
Solve we get P2= 2400 and P1= 4000

Find interest using formula in (1)

4000*.03*1= 120 and 2400*.05*1 = 120

total interest = $ 240 option C
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Bunuel wrote:
An investor placed a total of $6,400 in two accounts for one year. One of the accounts earned simple annual interest at a rate of 5 percent, and the other earned simple annual interest at a rate of 3 percent. The investor made no deposits or withdrawals from the accounts. If each account earned the same amount of interest after one year, what was the total amount of interest earned from both accounts?

A. $128
B. $144
C. $240
D. $256
E. $512


SI= P*R*T-(1)

P1+P2=$6400; P1=6400-P2

since both interests are equal so
P1*.03*1=P2*.05*1

(6400-P2)*.03=P2*.05
Solve we get P2= 2400 and P1= 4000

Find interest using formula in (1)

4000*.03*1= 120 and 2400*.05*1 = 120

total interest = $ 240 option C
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