SidharthG wrote:
for first year compound interest and Simple interest are same; i.e. CI= SI = 180 /2 = 90
for Second year C.I. and S.I are $18 different. which is due to r% of 90 = 18 , implies r= 20.
Hence option D
20% is not exactly much the interests information. Can you please explain why you think the answer is 20%?
We know that the simple interest creates $180 after two years.
Also we know that the difference between the compound and simple interests after two years is $18.
From this information, we can assume that after two years, the compound amount is 180 + 18 = $198.
Now assume that the interest rate is 20%.
For Simple Interest:
P + 2(20/100)P = 180
(7*P) / 5 = 180
P = 900/5
P = $128.6
For Compound Interest:
P (1 + 20/100)^2 = 198
1.44*P = 198
P = 137.5
If the Interest Rate is 20%, the principles don't much.
I don't know how to solve it, but I am not sure that the answer is 20%...