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March 5th, 2015, 10:18 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2010 From: Indonesia Posts: 2,001 Thanks: 132 Math Focus: Trigonometry  [ASK] Compound Interest
35. In the beginning of each month Andika will get 2.000.000,00 IDR scholarship from the government. The scholarship will be received via bank account for 6 month with 2.5% compound interest per month. The amount of scholarship about to be received by Andika in the beginning of the first month is .... (Indonesian National Exam of Vocational High School Academic Year 2012/2013) A. 9.291.600,00 IDR B. 11.061.200,00 IDR C. 11.291.600,00 IDR D. 12.698.800,00 IDR E. 13.016.200,00 IDR How to do this? I thought if the one asked is the first month scholarship shouldn't the answer be 2.000.000(1 + 2,5%)1 = 2.000.000(1,025) = 2.050.000,00 IDR? 
March 5th, 2015, 11:26 PM  #2  
Senior Member Joined: May 2008 Posts: 299 Thanks: 81  DISCLAIMER: Beer soaked rambling/opinion/observation/reckoning ahead. Read at your own risk. Not to be taken seriously. In no event shall the wandering math knighterrant Sir jonah in his inebriated state be liable to anyone for special, collateral, incidental, or consequential damages in connection with or arising out of the use of his beer (and tequila) powered views. Quote:
Thus, $$ 2,000,000{{1  (1.025)^{  6} } \over {.025}}(1.025) $$  
March 6th, 2015, 06:12 PM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2010 From: Indonesia Posts: 2,001 Thanks: 132 Math Focus: Trigonometry 
Thank you. The answer is C based on how you would have done it. Btw, I looked at some similar threads I posted some months before and noticed that your posting style has changed. I like your current style, though. 

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