  # Tricks and Important Questions on Compound Interest for Teaching Exams

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023 The numerical ability section is considered to be one of the toughest subjects of Teaching Exams but it can be scored well if prepared well. Compound Interest is one of the toughest chapters which leaves candidates a bit confused and most of the aspirants leave these questions untouched. It is thus important to check detailed Computer interest study notes. Check here for the best Maths study notes and material for compound interest.

It is important to understand each topic of Maths to prepare for the upcoming CTET Exam. To make the chapter easy for you all, we are providing you with some Important Short Tricks to solve Compound Interest Questions which will surely make the chapter easy for you all.

Table of content ## Important Short Tricks to Solve Compound Interest Questions

Compound Interest: Sometimes it so happens that the borrower and the lender agree to fix up a certain unit of time, say yearly or half-yearly or quarterly to settle the precious account.

In such cases, the amount after the first unit of times becomes the principal for the second unit the amount after the second unit becomes the principal for the third unit and so on.

After a specified period, the difference between the amount and the money borrowed is called the Compound Interest (abbreviated as C.I.) for that period.

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## Important Facts & Formulas on Compound Interest

Case 1: Let principle = P, time = n years and rate = r% per annum and let A be the total amount at the end of n years, then Example: Albert invested an amount of Rs.8000 in a fixed deposit scheme for 2 years at a compound interest rate of 5 p.c.p.a. how much amount will Albert get on maturity of the fixed deposit?

Solution:

Amount = Rs. = Rs. Case 2: When compound interest is reckoned half-yearly.

If the annual rate is r% per annum and is to be calculated for n years, then, in this case, rate = (n/2%) half-yearly and time = (2n) half-yearly.

From the above we get Example: Sam investment Rs.15,000 @ 10% per annum for one year. If the interest is compounded half-yearly, then the amount received by Sam at the end of the year will be.

Solution:

P = Rs. 15000; R = 10% p.a = 5% half-year, T = 1 year = 2 half year

Amount = Rs = Rs.16537.50

Case 3: When compound interest is reckoned quarterly.

In this case, rate = (r/4%) quarterly and time = (4n) quarter years.

As before, Example:

Find the compound interest on Rs. 15,625 for 9 months at 16% per annum compounded quarterly.

Solution:

P = Rs. 15625, n= 9 months = 3 quarters, R = 16% p.a. = 4% per quarter.

Amount = Rs. = Rs.17576

C.I = Rs. (17576 – 15625 ) = Rs. 1951.

Note: The difference between compound interest and simple interest over two years is given by or Case 4: When interest is compounded annually but time is in a fraction, say years.

Amount = Example:

What is the difference between the compound interest on Rs. 5000 at 4% per annum compounded yearly and half-yearly?

Solutions:

C.I. when interest is compounded yearly

= Rs.  = Rs.5304

C.I. when interest is compounded half-yearly  Difference = Rs.(5306.04 – 5304 ) = Rs.2.04.

Case 5: Present worth of Rs.x due n years hence is given by:

Present Worth = Example:

The principle that amounts to Rs.4913 in 3 years at  per annum compound interest compounded annually, is :

Solution:

Principle = Rs. Check the Best CTET Preparation Tips here POPULAR EXAMS
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