Miscellaneous Exam-Style Questions.
Problems adapted from questions set for previous Mathematics exams. The questions selected here all contain the text 'compound interest'.
Elaine invests £150 000 in a savings account for six years.
The account pays compound interest at a rate of 1.2% per annum.
Calculate the total amount of interest Elaine will get at the end of the six years to the nearest pound.
Winky Lash wants to invest £20 000 for 3 years in a bank. She has the following two choices of banks, both offering compound interest but on different terms:
2.1% for the first year
Which bank will give Winky the most interest at the end of the three years?
Show all of your working.
Davy Browning buys a premium skateboard.
He gets a discount of 15% off the normal price.
Davy pays £170 for the skateboard.
(a) Work out the normal price of the skateboard.
Saj invests £8000 in a savings account.
The savings account pays compound interest at a rate of 1.8% for the first year then 1.2% for each extra year.
(b) Work out the value of Saj’s investment at the end of 4 years.
Michael Banks invests £2000 in a savings account for two years. The account pays 2% compound interest per annum.
Michael has to pay 15% tax on the interest earned each year. This tax is taken from the account at the end of each year.
How much money will Michael have in his account at the end of the two years? Give your answer to the nearest penny.
Here are the details for two bank accounts.
2% per year compound interest.
No withdrawals until the end of three years.
3% interest for the first year
2% for the second year
1% for the third year.
Withdrawals allowed at any time.
Saviour has £2000 he wants to invest.
(a) Calculate, to the nearest penny, which bank would give him most money if he invests his money for 3 years.
(b) Explain why he might not want to use Dayter Bank.
Montague invests £7000 for six years in a bank offering compound interest at \(x%\) per annum.
The investment is worth £7654.10 at the end of the six years.
Find the value of \(x\).
Christine owns a four sided piece of land shown in the diagram below as ABCD. The length of BC is 180 m, the length of CD is 70 m, the length of AD is 90 m, the size of angle BCD is 82° and the size of angle BAD is 102°. The diagram is not to scale
Christine decides to sell the triangular portion of land ABD. She first builds a straight fence from B to D.
(a) Calculate the length of the fence.
The fence costs 19 USD per metre to build.
(b) Calculate the cost of building the fence. Give your answer correct to the nearest USD.
(c) Show that the size of angle ABD is 28.6°, correct to three significant figures.
(d) Calculate the area of triangle ABD.
She sells the land for 110 USD per square metre.
(e) Calculate the value of the land that Christine sells. Give your answer correct to the nearest USD.
Christine invests 200 000 USD from the sale of the land in a bank that pays compound interest compounded annually.
(f) Find the interest rate that the bank pays so that the investment will double in value in 12 years.
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