math
posted by Anonymous on .
Suppose $500 is divided into two bank accounts. One account pays 15% simple interest per year and the other pays 10%. After three years there is a total of $200 in interest between the two accounts. How much was invested into the bank account that pays 10% simple interest (rounded to the nearest cent)?

x = amount invested in the 15% account
x*.15*3 + (500x)*.1*3 = 200
x = 333.33
so, 500333.33 = 166.67 at 10%