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# Gwen invested \$10000 at 5% compounded annually

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Gwen invested \$10000 at 5% compounded annually. Cheng invested \$5000 at 10% compounded annually. How much greater will the total interest earned on Cheng's investment be in two years?

(a) \$0
(b) \$25
(c) \$50
(d) \$100
(e) \$200

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20 Nov 2017, 05:40
saswata4s wrote:
Gwen invested \$10000 at 5% compounded annually. Cheng invested \$5000 at 10% compounded annually. How much greater will the total interest earned on Cheng's investment be in two years?

(a) \$0
(b) \$25
(c) \$50
(d) \$100
(e) \$200

First Sum = \$10000 at 5% compounded annually

First sum after 2 years = (1.05)*(1.05)*10000 = \$11025

Total Interest Earned = 11025 - 10000 = \$1025

Second Sum = \$10000 at 5% compounded annually

Second sum after 2 years = (1.10)*(1.10)*5000 = \$6050

Total Interest Earned = 6050 - 5000 = \$1050

Difference = 1050-1025 = \$25

Answer: Option B
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20 Nov 2017, 05:48
10,000*5/100=500 Year 1
10,500*5/100=525 Year 2
Total interest= 1025

5000*10/100=500 Year 1
5500*10/100=550 Year 2
Total interest=1050

Hence difference in interest is 25\$.

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22 Nov 2017, 12:11
saswata4s wrote:
Gwen invested \$10000 at 5% compounded annually. Cheng invested \$5000 at 10% compounded annually. How much greater will the total interest earned on Cheng's investment be in two years?

(a) \$0
(b) \$25
(c) \$50
(d) \$100
(e) \$200

Let’s determine the interest earned for Gwen:

Year 1:

10,000 x 0.05 = \$500

Year 2:

10,500 x 0.05 = \$525

Total interest earned in two years is 500 + 525 = \$1,025.

Now for Cheng:

Year 1:

5,000 x 0.10 = \$500

Year 2:

5,500 x 0.10 = 550

Total interest earned in two years is 500 + 550 = \$1,050,

Thus, Cheng earned 1,050 - 1,025 = 25 dollars more than Gwen.

Answer: B
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