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10-7.

Cassandra is calculating how much interest she will earn on investments that are earning simple interest using the Simple Interest Formula below. She knows that simple interest is paid only on the original amount that was deposited (the principal). For one amount of money that was invested for three years, she wrote the equation below right.

Simple Interest Formula

I = Prt where  P = Principal
I = Interest
r = Rate
t = Time

$I = 500\left(0.025\right)\left(3\right) = 37.50$

Use what you know about simple interest to answer the questions below. Refer to the Math Notes in Lesson 8.2.6 if you need additional information.

1. In Cassandra's equation, identify the principal, interest, rate, and time.

Based on the simple interest formula given above, match the principal, interest, rate, and
time with the corresponding parts from Cassandra's equation.

2. Use this formula to calculate how much interest you would earn if you deposit $200$ for $5$ years at an annual (yearly) simple interest rate of $4\%$.

Substitute each part into the simple interest formula and solve.

$I = (200)(.04)(5\text{ years})$