That looks like a pretty straight forward problem. He received $114 and payed back $120 over 12 months so the total interest was $6 on $114 for one year. What percent is that?
A father wanted to show his son what it might be like to borrow money from a financial insitution. When his son asked if he could borrow $120 the father lent him the money and setup the following arrangements:
He charged his son $6 for the loan of $120.
Therefore the son received $114 and agreed to pay his father 12 installments of $10 a month, beginning one month from today,until the loan was repaid.
Find the approximate rate of simple interest the father charged on this loan.
Please show some work
Thanks a ton!
You're asked to "find the approximate rate of simple interest"; I'd do it this way:
114/2 = 57 (approximate average owing) : 6/57 = .10526 ; so 10.53 %
You can be a little more precise by taking the 12 monthly balances: 114, 104, 94....14, 4
adding 'em up, divide by 12 for average...won't be much of a difference...