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Calculate compound interest
What will be the output of the following program?
public class Interest {

    public static void main(String args[]) {
        double a, itr, p, r;
        String array[] = {"100", "2", "3"};
        int y;
        p = Float.valueOf(array[0]).floatValue();
        r = Float.valueOf(array[1]).floatValue();
        y = Integer.parseInt(array[2]);
        a = p * Math.pow((1 + 1 / r), y);
        itr = a - p;
        System.out.println("Compound Interest: " + itr);

A. Compound Interest: 50.0
B. Compound Interest: 77.77777
C. Compound Interest: 125.0
D. Compound Interest: 237.5
E. Compilation Error or Runtime Error
Topic: Java Collections - Utility Classes In Java

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User comments below. All of them might not be correct.

The answer is obviously D: since p=100.0,r=2.0,y=3 and a=100*(3/2.0)^3 i.e 100*27/8 that gives 337.5 now itr=337.5-100 gives itr = 237.5 thus prints Compound Intrest: 237.5 hence D is the output it gives !

Posted by Anchal Shetty    2013-05-03 16:44:37

the answer is d:here we are taking string values into arrays..those values are converted into float and int datatypes math.pow((1+1/r),y) 1/r is 1/2.0 whose value is 0.5(if r would be an integer then the value would have been zero...), next 1+1/r is 1.5 and (1.5)^3 is 3.375 and next 3.375 *100=337.5 and 337.5-100=237.5

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Posted by Merit Campus    2013-05-03 17:00:52

the answer is but 3/2.0 would never come into picture as / has highest preceedence 1/r would be calculated gives 0.5 and later 1+0.5 gives 1.5 but 3/2.0 never comes... the keypoint here is that r should be a float value, if r is not float and if r is an integer the final output would come as 0 bcoz 1+1/r gets simplified as 1..(1/r(int) never gives a fractional value.)

Posted by Samhitha Reddy    2013-05-03 17:01:18

Thanks a lot :D. Got the rc :)

Posted by Kaushik Yasaswy    2013-05-10 05:52:33

Thankq MC,got RC !

Posted by Anchal Shetty    2013-05-15 16:26:58

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