(Guidance Programme) Combined Higher Secondary Level [CHSL]
(10+2) Exam : Simple Interest
It is the sum which is paid by the borrower to the lender for using the money
for a specific time period. The money borrowed is called the Principal. The rate
at which the interest is calculated on the principal is called Rate of Interest.
The time for which the money is borrowed is Time and the total sum of principal
and interest is called the Amount.
If P = Principal, R = Rate per cent per annum T = Number of years, SI =
Simple Interest and A = Amount. Then,
Here, the interest is calculated on the original principal ie, the principal
to calculate the interest remains constant throughout the time period. The
interest earned on the principal is not taken into account for the purpose of
calculating interest for later years.