## Simple interest and Compound interest questions for SSC CGL Set 50 with answers

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### 10 Simple interest and Compound interest problems for SSC CGL Set 50 - time to solve 12 mins

**Problem 1.**

A man borrowed Rs.16000 from two persons. He paid 6% interest per annum to one and 10% interest per annum to the other. In the first year he paid a total interest of Rs.1120. How much did he borrow at each rate?

- Rs.12500 : Rs.3500
- Rs.11000 : Rs.5000
- Rs.12000 : Rs.4000
- Rs.10000 : Rs.6000

**Problem 2.**

A certain sum of money amounts to Rs.1680 in 3 years and to Rs.1800 in 5 years. Find the sum and rate of simple interest.

- Rs.1200 : 4%
- Rs.1500 : 4%
- Rs.1800 : 5%
- Rs.1600 : 5%

**Problem 3.**

A sum of money at compound interest amounts to Rs.650 at the end of the first year and Rs.676 at the end of the second year. The sum of money is,

- Rs.1300
- Rs.650
- Rs.1250
- Rs.625

**Problem 4.**

A sum of money placed at compound interest doubles itself in 5 years. In how many years it would be 8 times of itself at the same rate of interest?

- 10 years
- 15 years
- 20 years
- 7 years

**Problem 5.**

The compound interest on Rs.2000 in 2 years, if the rate of interest is 4% per annum for the first year and 3% per annum for the second year, will be,

- Rs.143.40
- Rs.141.40
- Rs.140.40
- Rs.142.40

#### Problem 6.

An amount of money at compound interest grows up to Rs.3840 in 4 years and up to Rs.3936 in 5 years. Find the rate of interest.

- 2%
- 2.05%
- 3.5%
- 2.5%

** Problem 7.**

The time in which Rs.80000 amounts to Rs.92610 at 10% per annum compound interest, interest being compounded semi-annually, is

- 1.5 years
- 2 years
- 3 years
- 2.5 years

** Problem 8.**

A man borrows Rs.2550 to be paid back with compound interest at the rate of 4% per annum by the end of 2 years in two equal yearly installments. How much will each installment be?

- Rs.1352
- Rs.1283
- Rs.1377
- Rs.1275

**Problem 9.**

The difference between the compound interest and the simple interest at the same rate of interest, for the amount Rs.5000 in 2 years, is Rs.32. The rate of interest is,

- 5%
- 10%
- 12%
- 8%

** Problem 10.**

If the compound interest on a sum for 2 years at 12.5% per annum is Rs.510, the simple interest for the same sum at the same rate for the same period of time is,

- Rs.480
- Rs.450
- Rs.400
- Rs.460

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**SSC CGL level Solution Set 50 on Simple interest and Compound interest 1**

### Answers to the Simple interest and compound interest questions for SSC CGL Set 50

**Problem 1.** **Answer:** Option c: Rs.12000 : Rs.4000

**Problem 2. ****Answer:** Option b : Rs.1500 : 4%.

**Problem 3.** **Answer:** Option d: Rs.625.

**Problem 4.** **Answer:** Option b: 15 years.

**Problem 5.** **Answer:** Option d: Rs.142.40.

**Problem 6.** **Answer:** Option d : 2.5%.

**Problem 7.** **Answer:** Option a: 1.5 years.

**Problem 8.** **Answer:** Option a: Rs.1352.

**Problem 9.** **Answer:** Option d: 8%.

**Problem 10.** **Answer:** Option a: Rs.480.

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