# Barbara wants to earn \$500 a year by investing \$5000 in two accounts, a savings plan that pays 8% annual interest and a highrisk option that pays 13.5% interest. How much should she invest at 8% and how much at 13.5%? Write a system of equations that would allow you to solve Barbara’s dilemma

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by NightHawk

2016-05-01T07:03:24+05:30
Solutions

Let x = amount invested at 8%.

Let y = amount invested at 13.5%.

It is given that the total invested in both accounts is \$5000. The equation that represents this info is: x + y = 5000. It is also given that the total amount earned from both accounts is \$500. The amount earned in the 8% account will be the amount invested times the rate: 0.08x And the amount earned in the 13.5% account will be: 0.135y

Together the two accounts will total \$500 earned. The equation will be: 0.08x + 0.135y = 500. Solving this system of 2 equations would give both account values.
2016-05-01T11:09:06+05:30

Given:

1. Barbara invested \$5000 and she wants to earn \$500

Need to find out:

The system of equation

Solution:

Let us assume the 8% as X

Let us assume the 13.5% as Y

⇒ X + Y = \$5000 ( according to question )

The amount she wants’ to earn in the both situation is 500

By this we can say -

8% would be 0.08x

13.5% would be 0.135y

0.08x + 0.135y = 500 (here we are using 500 because the amount she wants’ is 500)

∴ The system of equation will be "0.08x + 0.135y = 500"