An investment of $3000 is made at an annual simple interest rate of 5%. How much additional money must be invested at an annual simple interest rate of 9% so that the total annual interest earned is 7.5% of the total investment?

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Sep 7, 2015

Answer:

Additional money invested is $ 5000.

Explanation:

#Initial investment = $3000
Interest = 5%

Yield from Initial investment = #3000 xx 5/100 = 150#

Additional Investment = x
interest = 9%
Yield from Additional Investment = # x xx 9/100=(9x)/100#

Total Investment ( Initial investment + Yield from Additional Investment) #= 3000+x#

Rate of return from total investment = 7.5%
Yield from Total investment #=(3000+x)7.5/100#

Yield from Total investment = Yield from Initial investment +Yield from Additional Investment

Algebraically -

#(3000+x)7.5/100 = 150 +(9x)/100 #
#(22500+7.5x)/100- (9x)/100 = 150 # [Multiply both side by 100]
#22500+7.5x- 9x = 15000 #
#-1.5x= 15000 -22500#
#x=( -7500)/-1.5=5000#