Banker's Discount


  1. The banker's gain on a bill due 2 years hence at 5% is Rs. 8, find the present worth of the bill ?
    1. Rs. 800
    2. Rs. 650
    3. Rs. 750
    4. Rs. 850

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    P.W. = [8 x 100 x 100] / [10 x 10]

    Correct Option: A

    P.W. = [8 x 100 x 100] / [10 x 10]
    = Rs. 800


  1. The true discount on a bill for Rs. 2520 due 6 months hence at 10 % per annum is :
    1. Rs. 180
    2. Rs. 140
    3. Rs. 80
    4. Rs. 120

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    Given in the question,
    Face Value = 2520;
    Time = 6 months = 1/2 year
    Rate of interest = 10 %
    As we know the formula,
    True Discount = Face Value x ( Rate of Interest x Time in years ) / ( 100 + Rate of interest x Time )

    ⇒ True Discount = 2520 x (10 x 1/2 ) / (100 + (10 x 1/2 ))

    Correct Option: D

    Given in the question,
    Face Value = 2520;
    Time = 6 months = 1/2 year
    Rate of interest = 10 %
    As we know the formula,
    True Discount = Face Value x ( Rate of Interest x Time in years ) / ( 100 + Rate of interest x Time )

    ⇒ True Discount = 2520 x (10 x 1/2 ) / (100 + (10 x 1/2 ))
    ⇒ True Discount = 2520 x ( 5 ) / (100 + ( 5 ))
    ⇒ True Discount = 2520 x 5 /105
    ⇒ True Discount = 2520 / 21
    ⇒ True Discount = Rs. 120



  1. The true discount on a bill of Rs. 2160 is Rs. 360. What is the banker’s discount?
    1. Rs. 432
    2. Rs. 422
    3. Rs. 412
    4. Rs. 442

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    True Discount is the Simple Interest on the present value for unexpired time
    ⇒ Simple Interest on Rs. 1800 for unexpired time = Rs. 360
    Banker’s Discount is the Simple Interest on the face value of the bill for unexpired time
    = Simple Interest on Rs. 2160 for unexpired time

    =
    360
    × 2160
    1800

    Correct Option: A

    True Discount is the Simple Interest on the present value for unexpired time
    ⇒ Simple Interest on Rs. 1800 for unexpired time = Rs. 360
    Banker’s Discount is the Simple Interest on the face value of the bill for unexpired time
    = Simple Interest on Rs. 2160 for unexpired time

    =
    360
    × 2160
    1800

    =
    1
    × 2160 = Rs. 432
    5


  1. The true discount on a certain sum due 6 months hence at 15 % is Rs. 240. What is the banker’s discount on the same sum for the same time at the same rate?
    1. Rs. 248
    2. Rs. 278
    3. Rs. 228
    4. Rs. 258

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    Given in the question,
    True Discount = 240
    Rate of interest = 15%
    Time = 6 months = 1/2 year
    As we know the formula ,

    True Discount = Banker's Gain ×
    100
    Time in years x Rate of Interest

    ⇒ 240 = Banker's Gain ×
    100
    (1/2 × 15)

    Correct Option: D

    Given in the question,
    True Discount = 240
    Rate of interest = 15%
    Time = 6 months = 1/2 year
    As we know the formula ,

    True Discount = Banker's Gain ×
    100
    Time in years x Rate of Interest

    ⇒ 240 = Banker's Gain ×
    100
    (1/2 × 15)

    ⇒ 240 = Banker's Gain ×
    100 x 2
    (1 × 15)

    ⇒ 24 = Banker's Gain ×
    10 x 2
    (1 × 15)

    ⇒ 24 = Banker's Gain ×
    2 x 2
    (1 × 3 )

    ⇒ 6 = Banker's Gain ×
    1
    3

    ⇒ Banker's Gain = Rs. 6 x 3
    ⇒ Banker's Gain = Rs. 18
    Apply the formula, As we know that ,
    Banker's Gain = Banker's Discount − True Discount
    ⇒ 18 = Banker's Discount − 240
    ⇒ Banker's Discount = Rs. 258



  1. The banker’s discount on a bill due 4 months hence at 15 % is Rs. 420. What is the true discount?
    1. Rs. 410
    2. Rs. 400
    3. Rs. 390
    4. Rs. 380

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    Given in the question,
    Banker's Discount = 420
    Time in years = 6 months = 1/2 years
    Rate of interest = 15 %
    As we know the formula,
    True Discount = Banker's Discount × 100 (100 + Time in years x Rate of interest )

    True Discount = 420 × 100 (100 + 4/12 × 15)

    Correct Option: B

    Given in the question,
    Banker's Discount = 420
    Time in years = 4 months = 4/12 years = 1/3 years
    Rate of interest = 15 %
    As we know the formula,
    True Discount = Banker's Discount × 100 (100 + Time in years x Rate of interest )

    True Discount = 420 × 100 (100 + 4/12 × 15) ( 12 Months = 1 Year)
    = 420 × 100 (100 + 5) = 400