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Jonathan’s grandparents lend $10,000 to Jonathan at a simple annual interest rate of 10%. He pays them back 5 years later. How much do they receive? A. 10,000∗0.1^5 B. 10,000∗0.5 C. 10,000∗1.5 D. 10,000∗1.1^5 E. (10,000∗0.1)^5
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Amount = Principal + Interest = 10000 + (10000*5*0.1) = 10000(1 + 0.5) = 10000*1.5



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Hi shasadou, You'll likely see one question on Test Day that requires that you use either the Simple Interest or Compound Interest Formulas (or both). Thus, you need to make sure that you have those formulas memorized. Here, the prompt tells us to use the Simple Interest Formula: (Principal)(1 + RT) where R is the interest rate and T is the time (in years). Given the information in the prompt (Principal of $10,000, interest rate of 10% and time of 5 years), we can plug in those values and answer the question: ($10,000)(1 + [.10][5]) = ($10,000)(1.5) Final Answer: GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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21 Mar 2016, 21:49
I see 50% + people got it wrong and I guess the only tricky part in this question is the to remember what is asked for 1> Simple Interest Vs Compound interest (there are answers options with compounded interest) 2> What is asked in question (interest or Total amount) if you are like me and have used S.I = P x R x T formula in school, then it's highly tempting to choose option (b) 10,000∗0.5 > which is interest only, while the question is asking for Amount in 5 years. so (c) 10,000∗ 1.5 A. 10,000∗0.1^5 > using CI and Intrest onlyB. 10,000∗0.5 > using SI and Intrest onlyC. 10,000∗1.5 > using SI and Total AmountD. 10,000∗1.1^5 > using CI and Total AmountE. (10,000∗0.1)^5 Ans : C
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Vyshak wrote: Amount = Principal + Interest = 10000 + (10000*5*0.1) = 10000(1 + 0.5) = 10000*1.5 Hey is there any theory related to Simple and compound interest and there differences.. Could Honestly use some.. Thanks StoneCold
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Hi stonecold, You can refer to the following post from Bunuel: percentagesinterestandmore208098.html



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stonecold wrote: Vyshak wrote: Amount = Principal + Interest = 10000 + (10000*5*0.1) = 10000(1 + 0.5) = 10000*1.5 Hey is there any theory related to Simple and compound interest and there differences.. Could Honestly use some.. Thanks StoneCold Its simple  The only difference between Simple and compound interest is " Under simple interest rate of interest , the interest / year will be same for the entire tenure " while " Under Compound Interest Rate system the Interest / year will keep on increasing for the entire tenure " Illustrating further  Attachment:
CI VS SI.PNG [ 4.68 KiB  Viewed 1469 times ]
Check : The total interest for the entire duration of 5 years is Rs 50 and Interest per month is fixed at Rs 10 Only.... Now with the present problem at hand.!! Let the principal be $1 So Interest for the $1 for 5 years at 10% Pa is  \(\frac{1*5*10}{100}\) => 0.50Now Principal is $1 and Interest is $ 0.50 , so Amount to be rerurned is  $1 + $0.50 => $1.50 So, for $ 10,000 , amount to be returned is 10,000 * 1.50 Answer is (C)
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Abhishek009 wrote: stonecold wrote: Vyshak wrote: Amount = Principal + Interest = 10000 + (10000*5*0.1) = 10000(1 + 0.5) = 10000*1.5 Hey is there any theory related to Simple and compound interest and there differences.. Could Honestly use some.. Thanks StoneCold Its simple  The only difference between Simple and compound interest is " Under simple interest rate of interest , the interest / year will be same for the entire tenure " while " Under Compound Interest Rate system the Interest / year will keep on increasing for the entire tenure " Illustrating further  Attachment: CI VS SI.PNG Check : The total interest for the entire duration of 5 years is Rs 50 and Interest per month is fixed at Rs 10 Only.... Now with the present problem at hand.!! Let the principal be $1 So Interest for the $1 for 5 years at 10% Pa is  \(\frac{1*5*10}{100}\) => 0.50Now Principal is $1 and Interest is $ 0.50 , so Amount to be rerurned is  $1 + $0.50 => $1.50 So, for $ 10,000 , amount to be returned is 10,000 * 1.50 Answer is (C)Great Work.. Thanks a ton to both of you
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stonecold wrote: Great Work.. Thanks a ton to both of you The thing to remember for CI problems is actually very simple Just remember , " CI is Interest on Interest " as below  Attachment:
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Abhishek009 wrote: stonecold wrote: Great Work.. Thanks a ton to both of you The thing to remember for CI problems is actually very simple Just remember , " CI is Interest on Interest " as below  Attachment: CI.PNG Hope this helps !!PS : Good Username  I am was an avid fan of Stunnerman , Stone Cold  Reminds me of my childhood days !!As He would say => If you think you will nail the GMAT GIVE ME A HELL YEAH...!! **Opens the Clings the CAAANNN ** P.S=> I am glad somebody noticed the username
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