Simple interest concepts also helps in solving the problems related to that of compound interest also. All questions based on Simple interest can be solved using only one basic formula.

## Some Important Terms In Simple Interest

### Principle

It is the borrowed money and is denoted by P.

### Interest or Simple Interest

The additional amount paid for only borrowed money is Interest and is represented by I or SI

### Time

Money is borrowed for a certain time period, this time period is taken as interest time and is denoted by T or t.

### Amount

Principle along with SI becomes amount and is denoted by A.

Amount =Principle + SI

### Rate

It is the amount charged on principle by the lender for using the money.

## Basic Formulas Of Simple Interest Concepts

\begin{align*}

SI \ =\dfrac {Principle\times Time\times Rate}{100} \\ \\ =\dfrac {P\times T\times R}{100}

\end{align*}

#### Note

- If SI is payable half-yearly then,

consider the rate of SI as half and time as twice - If SI is payable quarterly then, consider R=R/4 and T=4 times

## Some Important Formulas in Concepts of Simple Interest

- If SI is n times of principle then RT=(n-1) x 100.
- If an amount is n times of certain sum then RT=(n-1) x 100
- If there are different rates R1%,R2%, R3%…..for different time periods t1,t2,t3……then,

\begin{align*} SI=\dfrac {P\left( R_{1}t_{1}+R_{2}t_{2}+R_{3}t_{3}+\ldots \right) }{100}

\end{align*}

- The difference between two SI for a sum of P1, time period T1 at rate R1 and another sum P2, time period T2, rate R3 is \begin{align*}

SI =\dfrac {P_{2}T_{2}R_{2}-P_{1}T_{1}R_{1}}{100} \end{align*} - When difference between two SI at different rates and times is given as x then,
*Principle (P) is*

\begin{align*}

\dfrac {x\times 100}{\begin{pmatrix}

Difference \\ in \ rate \end{pmatrix} \times \begin{pmatrix} Difference \\ in \ time

\end{pmatrix}}\end{align*}

- If a principle amounts to x1 in t years at some rate and the resultant new sum now as principle amounts to x2 in t years at another rate then

*Principle ( P) is*

\begin{align*}

\dfrac {\begin{pmatrix}

Difference \\ in \ amount\end{pmatrix}\times 100}

{\begin{pmatrix}

Difference \\ in \ SI \ rate \end{pmatrix} \times t}

\end{align*}

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