InterestPractise calculating simple interest and compound interest on investments and loans. 
This is level 5; Interest calculated halfyearly, quarterly or monthly. Give all of your answers to two decimal places. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 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 halfyearly, 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/Alevel 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.
\(k\) is the number of compounding periods per year.
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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