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Practise using the formulas for simple interest and compound interest.

Simple Interest Compound Interest Exam Style Questions Formulas More Financial Maths

This is level 1; Simple Interest. Give all of your answers to two decimal places. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 9 correct and you do this activity online.

Find the amount of interest earned if...

£900 is invested at 2% pa simple interest for 7 years.

£ Correct Wrong

$420 is invested at 1% pa simple interest for 20 years.

$ Correct Wrong

€509 is invested at 5% pa simple interest for 13 years.

Correct Wrong

Find the total amount available if ...

£210 is invested at 5% pa simple interest for 8 years.

£ Correct Wrong

$440 is invested at 4% pa simple interest for 17 years.

$ Correct Wrong

€691 is invested at 4% pa simple interest for 9 years.

Correct Wrong

What was the initial amount invested if...

£468.00 is accrued after 5 years invested with 4% pa simple interest.

£ Correct Wrong

$7030.80 is accrued after 6 years invested with 4% pa simple interest.

$ Correct Wrong

€1176.40 is accrued after 12 years invested with 3% pa simple interest.

Correct Wrong

How many years would it take for ...

£424.00 to be accrued after £400 is invested with 2% pa simple interest.

Years: Correct Wrong

$6391.60 to be accrued after $5510 is invested with 2% pa simple interest.

Years: Correct Wrong

€334.08 to be accrued after €261 is invested with 2% pa simple interest.

Years: Correct Wrong


This is Interest level 1. You can also try:
Level 2 Level 3


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Description of Levels



Level 1 - Simple Interest

Level 2 - Compound Interest

Level 3 - Exam Style Questions


Simple interest: I = P × R ÷ 100 × T

Compound interest: I = P(1 + R ÷ 100)T − P


I is the amount of interest earned by the investment.

P is the principal, the amount originally invested.

R is the rate of interest expressed as a percentage.

T is the number of years the amount was invested for.

If you are following a syllabus that allows the use of a graphic display calculator you could use the Finance Solver to help calculate answers for the compound interest questions.

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