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Pat invested a total of \$3,000. Part of the money was invested in a money market account that paid 10 percent simple annual interest, and the remainder of the money was invested in a fund that paid 8 percent simple annual interest. If the interest earned at the end of the ﬁrst year from these investments was \$256, how much did Pat invest at 10 percent and how much at 8 percent?

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\$800 at 10% and \$2,200 at 8%

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Pat invested a total of \$3,000. Part of the money was invested in a money market account that paid 10 percent simple annual interest, and the remainder of the money was invested in a fund that paid 8 percent simple annual interest. If the interest earned at the end of the ﬁrst year from these investments was \$256, how much did Pat invest at 10 percent and how much at 8 percent?

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\$800 at 10% and \$2,200 at 8%

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Question: 13
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Pat invested a total of \$3,000. Part of the money was invested in a money market account that paid 10 percent simple annual interest, and the remainder of the money was invested in a fund that paid 8 percent simple annual interest.
Let x = the amount of money invested at 8%
So, 3000-x = the amount of money invested at 10%

If the interest earned at the end of the ﬁrst year from these investments was \$256, how much did Pat invest at 10 percent and how much at 8 percent?
1 year interest on 8% account = 0.08x
1 year interest on 10% account = 0.1(3000 - x)

We can write: 0.08x + 0.1(3000 - x) = 256
Expand: 0.08x + 300 - 0.1x = 256
Simplify: 300 - 0.02x = 256
Subtract 300 from both sides to get: -0.02x = -44
Solve: x = -44/-0.02 = 44/0.02 = 4400/2 = 2200

So, \$2200 was invested at 8%, and \$800 was invested at 10%

Cheers,
Brent
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Re: Pat invested a total of \$3,000. Part of the money was invest [#permalink]
SI = Principal * Rate * Time
Let x = investment at 8%
then, 3000-x is remaining investment at 10%

Apply formula and add both investments

SI=P*R*T
=x*.08*1
=.08x

SI=P*R*T
=(3000-x)*.10*1
=300-.1x

Add both and equate to given SI
.08x-.10x+300=256
.02x=44
x=2200

Pat invested at 8%
2200*8%
=176

Remainder: 3000-2200=800
800*10%=80

so,
176+80=256
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Re: Pat invested a total of \$3,000. Part of the money was invest [#permalink]
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Carcass wrote:
Pat invested a total of \$3,000. Part of the money was invested in a money market account that paid 10 percent simple annual interest, and the remainder of the money was invested in a fund that paid 8 percent simple annual interest. If the interest earned at the end of the ﬁrst year from these investments was \$256, how much did Pat invest at 10 percent and how much at 8 percent?

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
\$800 at 10% and \$2,200 at 8%

Math Review
Question: 13
Page: 244
Difficulty: medium/hard

Pat invested a total of \$3,000. Part of the money was invested in a money market account that paid 10 percent simple annual interest, and the remainder of the money was invested in a fund that paid 8 percent simple annual interest.
Let x = the amount of money invested at 8%
So, 3000-x = the amount of money invested at 10%

If the interest earned at the end of the ﬁrst year from these investments was \$256, how much did Pat invest at 10 percent and how much at 8 percent?
1 year interest on 8% account = 0.08x
1 year interest on 10% account = 0.1(3000 - x)

We can write: 0.08x + 0.1(3000 - x) = 256
Expand: 0.08x + 300 - 0.1x = 256
Simplify: 300 - 0.02x = 256
Subtract 300 from both sides to get: -0.02x = -44
Solve: x = -44/-0.02 = 44/0.02 = 4400/2 = 2200

So, \$2200 was invested at 8%, and \$800 was invested at 10%

Cheers,
Brent

Hi Brent,

If we assume x at 10% and 3000-x at 8% we dont get the same answer which is obvious but I still dont know why we cant assume like this. Although I have solved it but still there is some confusion
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Hi Brent,

If we assume x at 10% and 3000-x at 8% we dont get the same answer which is obvious but I still dont know why we cant assume like this. Although I have solved it but still there is some confusion

We should get the same answer no matter what. Let's try:

Pat invested a total of \$3,000. Part of the money was invested in a money market account that paid 10 percent simple annual interest, and the remainder of the money was invested in a fund that paid 8 percent simple annual interest.
Let x = the amount of money invested at 10%
So, 3000-x = the amount of money invested at 8%

If the interest earned at the end of the ﬁrst year from these investments was \$256, how much did Pat invest at 10 percent and how much at 8 percent?
1 year interest on 10% account = 0.1x
1 year interest on 8% account = 0.08(3000 - x)

We can write: 0.1x + 0.08(3000 - x) = 256
Expand: 0.1x + 240 - 0.08x = 256
Simplify: 240 + 0.02x = 256
Subtract 240 from both sides to get: 0.02x = 16
Solve: x = 16/0.02 = 1600/2 = 800

So, \$800 was invested at 10%, and \$2200 was invested at 0.08%

Cheers,
Brent
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