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If x dollars are placed in a savings account that earns y% annual interest compounded quarterly. What is the balance at the end of the year?

(1) If the x dollars had been in the account for 1 year longer, the amount earned in interest would have been $60 greater.
(2) If 2x dollars had been in the account for 18 months, the interest would have been $75 greater.


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Let P is the balance at the end of the year

\(P= x(1+\frac{y}{400})^4\)

We need to figure out both x and y in order to figure out balance at the end of the year.

Statement 1-

\(x(1+\frac{y}{400})^8- x(1+\frac{y}{400})^4= 60\)

we have 2 variables and 1 equation

Insufficient

Statement 2-

\(2x(1+\frac{y}{400})^{18/4}- x(1+\frac{y}{400})^4= 75\)

we have 2 variables and 1 equation

Insufficient

Combining 2 statements, we have 2 variables and 2 equations; hence, we can figure out x and y.

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If x dollars are placed in a savings account that earns y% annual interest compounded quarterly. What is the balance at the end of the year?

(1) If the x dollars had been in the account for 1 year longer, the amount earned in interest would have been $60 greater.
(2) If 2x dollars had been in the account for 18 months, the interest would have been $75 greater.


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