Eugene agreed to pay back £95 a month for five years.
Nung has to pay back £490 per year for the next 12 years.
Julie needs to pay back £800 this year, £900 next year and then continue paying £100 more than the previous year for a total of six years.
Ted will pay back the amount he borrowed plus 10% interest.
Clive agreed to pay back a lump sum of £4000 and 6 installments of £200.
Rosie pays £20 in the first month. Each month after that she pays twice as much as the previous month for a total of eight months.
Six students borrow £5000 to help pay for their university course. Calculate how much each will have to pay back to the lender.
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