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Preeti has a recurring deposit account of Rs 1000 per month at 10%per annum. If she gets Rs 5550 as interest at the time of maturity, fund the total time for which the account was held.

Formula is this:SI =Px1/2n(n+1)x 1/12xR /100

Asked by bejibickey8482.10sdatl | 22 Apr, 2020, 12:25: PM Expert Answer

Recurring deposit interest I is given by,

I = P×[ n(n+1)/(2×12) ] (r/100)    ..............  (1)

where P is monthly contribution, P = Rs. 1000

n = number of months,

r = rate of interest = 10%

and I = interest = Rs.5550

By substituting the values in eqn.(1), we get

1000×[ n(n+1)/24 ]×(10/100) = 5550  or  n(n+1) = (24/100)×5550 = 1332

Therefore,  n2 + n - 1332 =  (n+37) (n-36) = 0

n = -37 or n= 36

Since, n can't be negative.

Hence, the number of months = 36

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