Practise calculating simple interest and compound interest on investments and loans.
This is level 1; Investments earning simple interest. Give your first nine answers to two decimal places. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 9 correct and you do this activity online.
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Percentages - Before starting the Interest exercise make sure you are confident finding percentages of quantities.
Compare: - A table to be filled in Comparing the results of investing with simple interest against the results of investing with compound interest.
Level 1 - Investments earning simple interest
Level 2 - Investments earning compound interest
Level 3 - Loans accruing compound interest
Level 4 - Appreciation and depreciation
Level 5 - Interest calculated half-yearly, quarterly or monthly
Overdraft Charges - Do you understand how your bank charges you for taking out an overdraft?
Amortisation and Annuities - An exercises containing problems about gradually paying off loans and calculating pension plans.
Exam Style Questions - A collection of problems in the style of GCSE or IB/A-level exam paper questions (worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers).
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\(P\) is the principal, the amount originally invested.
\(r\) is the rate of interest expressed as a percentage.
\(n\) is the number of years the amount was invested for.
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