EXAMPLES. 1. What is the interest of 751. 8s. 4d. for 5 years and 2 months, at 61. £. S. d. 6 452 10 20 10/50 12 6100 2. What is the interest of 64 dollars, 58 cents, for 3 years, 5 months, and 10 days, at 5 per cent.? $64,58 Ans. 1112,19 1112cts. or $11, 12c. 11⁄2m, 3. What is the interest of 789 dollars for 2 years, at 6 per cent. ? Ans. $94, 68cts. years at 6 per cent. per Ans. 900cts. or $9 5. Of 325 dollars 41 cents, for 3 years and 4 months, 4. Of 37 dollars 50 cents for 4 annum ? at 5 per cent. ? Ans. $54, 23cts. 5m. 6. Of 325l. 12s. 3d. for 5 years, at 6 per cent. ? Ans. £97 13s. 8d. 7. Of 174l. 10s. 6d. for 3 and a half years at 6 per Ans. 56 13s. cent. 8. Of 150l. 16s. 8d. for 4 years and 7 months, at 6 per Ans. £41 9s. 7d. cent. ? 1 9. Of 1 dollar for 12 years at 5 per cent.? Ans. 60cts. 10. Of 215 dollars 84 cts. for 4 and a half years, at s and a half per cent. ? Ans. $35, 91cts. 6m. 11. What is the amount of 324 dollars, 61 cents, for 5 years and 5 months, at 6 per cent. ? Ans. $430, 12. What will 3000l. amount to in months, at 6 per cent.? 10cts. 85 m. 12 years and 10 Ans. £5310. 13. What is the interest of 257l. 5s. 1d. for 1 year and 3 quarters, at 4 per cent. ? Ans. £18 Os. 1d. 3qrs. 14. What is the interest of 279 dollars, 87 cents for 2 years and a half, at 7 per cent. per annum ? Ans. $48, 97cts. 74m. 15. What will 2791. 13s. 8d. amount to in 3 years and a half at 54 per cent. per annum ? Ans. £331 1s. 6d. 16. What is the amount of 341 dols. 60 cts. for 5 years and 3 quarters, at 7 and a half per cent. per annum? Ans. $488, 91 cts. 17. What will 780 dols. amount to at 6 per cent. in 5 years, 7 months and 12 days, or ? of a year Ans. 8975, 99cts. 18. What is the interest of 1825l. at 5 per cent. per annum, from March 4th, 1796, to March 29th, 1799, (allowing the year to contain 365 days?) Ans. £280. NOTE.-The Rules for Simple Interest serve also to calculate Commission, Brokerage, Insurance, or any thing else estimated at a rate per cent. COMMISSION, IS an allowance of so much per cent. to a factor or cor respondent abroad, for buying and selling goods for his employer. EXAMPLES. 1. What will the commission of 843%. 10s. some to at 5 per cent.? £42 Ss. 6d. 2. Required the commission on 964 dols. 90 cts. at 24 per cent.? 3. What may a factor demand on sion, for laying out 3568 dollars? BROKERAGE, Ans. $21, 71cts. 14 per cent. commis. Ans. $62, 44cts. IS an allowance of so much per cent. to persons assisting merchants, or factors, in purchasing or selling goods. EXAMPLES. 1. What is the brokerage of 750l. 8s. 4d. at 6s. 8d. per cent. ? £. s. d. 750 8 4 1 Here I first find the brokerage at 1 pound per cent. and then for the given rate, which is of a pound. 7,50 8 4 10,08 12 !1,00 2. What is the brokerage upon 4125 dols. at ‡ or 75 cents per cent. ? Ans. $30, 93cts. 7m. 3. If a broker sells goods to the amount of 5000 dols, what is his demand at 65 cts. per cent.? Ans. $32, 50cts. * S 4. What may a broker demand, when he sells goods to the value of 508l. 17s. 10d. and I allow him i1⁄2 per cent. ? Ans. £7 12s. 8d. INSURANCE, IS a premium at so much per cent. allowed to persons and offices, for making good the loss of ships, houses, merchandize, &c. which may happen from storms, fire, &c. EXAMPLES. 1. What is the insurance of 725l. 8s. 10d. at 12 per cent. ? Ans. £90 13s. 74d. 2. What is the insurance of an East-India ship and cargo, valued at 123425 dollars, at 15 per cent. ? Ans. $19130, 87ets. 5m. 3. A man's house estimated at 3500 dollars, was insured against fire, for 1 per cent. a year: what insurance did he annually pay? Ans. $61, 25cts, SHORT PRACTICAL RULES, For calculating Interest at 6 per cent. either for months, or months and days. 1. FOR STERLING MONEY. RULE. 1. If the principal consists of pounds only, cut off the unit figure, and as it then stands it will be the interest for one month, in shillings and decimal parts. 2. If the principal consists of pounds, shillings, &c. reduce it to its decimal value; then remove the decimal point one place, or figure, further towards the left hand, and as the decimal then stands, it will shew the interest for one month, in shillings, and decimals of a shilling. EXAMPLES. 1. Required the interest of 541. for seven months and ten days, at 6 per cent 1 S. 10 days)5,4 Interest for one month 7 37,8 ditto for 7 months. Ans. 39,6 shillings=£1 19s. 7,2d. 12 7,2 2. What is the interest of 42l. 10s. for 11 months, at 6 per cent. ? £. s. 42 10 42,5 decimal value. Therefore 4,25 shillings interest for 1 month. 11 £. s. d. Ans. 46,75 Interest for 11 mo. = 2 6 9 3. Required the interest of 94l. 7s. 6d. for one year, five months and a half, at 6 per cent. per annum. Ans. £8 5s. 1d. 3,5qrs. 4. What is the interest of 124. 18s. for one third of a month, at 6 per cent.? Ans. 5,16d. II. FOR FEDERAL MONEY. RULE. 1. Divide the principal by 2, placing the separatrix as usual, and the quotient will be the interest for one month in cents, and decimals of a cent; that is, the figures at the left of the separatrix will be cents, and those on the right, decimals of a cent. 1 2. Multiply the interest of one month by the given number of months, or months, and decimal parts thereof, or for the days take the even parts of a month, &c. |