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Contrast simple interest and compound interest.

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Explain the difference between simple interest and compound interest.

Explanation

Interest:

Interest is the cost of borrowing money, in other words Interest is the amount charged on the principal value of the money borrowed for the privilege of borrowing money. Interest is to be paid by the borrower and to be received by the lender.

Simple interest:

Simple interest is the amount of interest on the amount of original investment regardless of the amount of interest accrued in the past. In other words, simple interest represents the amount of interest earned on the principal value of the money borrowed...

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