Sample Questions And Answers On True Discount

#### Sample Questions And Answers On True Discount

• Posted by  Ragunath
29 Jan, 2012

Ex. 1. Find the present worth of Rs. 930 due 3 years hence at 8% per annum. Also find the discount.
Sol.
P.W=100 x Amount /[100 + (R x T)]

=Rs.100 x 930/100+ (8x3)
= (100x930)/124
= Rs. 750,
T.D. = (Amount) - (P.W.) = Rs. (930 - 750) = Rs. 180.

Ex. 2. The true discount on a bill due 9 months hence at 12% per annum is Rs. Find the amount of the bill and its present worth.

Sol. Let amount be Rs. x. Then,
x*R*T/100 + (R x T)
=T.D.
⇒x * 12*3/ 4/[100+[12*3/4]]
=540
x= 540x109 = Rs.6540
Amount - Rs. 6540. P.W. = Rs. (6540 - 540) - Rs. 6000.

Ex. 3. The true discount on a certain sum of money due 3 years hence is Rb. 250 and the simple interest on the same sum for the same time and at the same rate is Rs. 375. Find the sum and the rate percent.

Sol. T.D. = Rs. 250 and S.I. = Rs. 375.
Sum due =S.I. xT.D./ S.I. -T.D.

=375x250/375- 250
=Rs.750.
Rate=[100*375/750*3]%=16 2/3%

Ex. 4. The difference between the simple interest and true discount on a certain sum
of money for 6 months at 12â??% per annum is Rs. 25. Find the sum.

Sol. Let the sum be Rs. x. Then,
T.D. = (x*25/2*1/2)/(100+(25/2*1/2))=x*25/4*4/425=x/17
S.I=x*25/2*1/2*1/100=x/16
x/16-x/17=25
⇒17x-16x=25*16*17
⇒x=6800
Hence, sum due = Rs. 6800.

Ex. 5. A bill falls due in 1 year. The creditor agrees to accept immediate payment of the half and to defer the payment of the other half for 2 years. By this arrangement
ins Rb. 40. What is the amount of the bill, if the money be worth 12-z% ?
Sol. Let the sum be Rs. x. Then,
[x/2+(x/2*100)/100+(25/2*2)]-[(x*100)/(100+25/2*1]

=40
⇒x/2+2x/5-8x/9=40
⇒x=3600
Amount of the bill - Rs. 3600.