Posted by **Name** on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 8:37pm.

SIMPLE INTEREST

kelsie has an $800 savings bond which she has had for 2 1/2 years. The bond pays simple interest at the rate of 3.8% per year. If kelsie cashes the bond, what amount will she receive?

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**Steve**, Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 5:31am
800 * 1.038^{2.5}

= 800 * 1.0977

= 878.16

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**Steve**, Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 5:33am
Oops. That was compound interest.

Simple interest pays .038*800 = 30.40 each year

SO, after 2.5 years, she has earned 2.5*30.40 = 76.00 in interest.

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