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# A Piece of Equipment Cost a Certain Factory Rs 60,000. If It Depreciates in Value, 15% the First, 13.5% the Next Year, 12% the Third Year, and So On. What Will Be Its Value at the End of 10 Years, - Mathematics

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A piece of equipment cost a certain factory Rs 60,000. If it depreciates in value, 15% the first, 13.5% the next year, 12% the third year, and so on. What will be its value at the end of 10 years, all percentages applying to the original cost?

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#### Solution

In the given problem,

Cost of the equipment = Rs 600,000

It depreciates by 15% in the first year. So,

Depreciation in 1 year

= 600000 - 495000

=105000

=90000

It depreciates by 13.5% of the original cost in the 2 year. So,

Depreciation in 2 year  = (13.5)/100 (600000) = 81000

Further, it depreciates by 12% of the original cost in the 3 year. So,

Depreciation in 3 year  = 12/100 (600000)=72000

So, the depreciation in value of the equipment forms an A.P. with first term as 90000 and common difference as −9000.

So, the total depreciation in value in 10 years can be calculated by using the formula for the sum of n terms of an A.P,

S_n = n/2 [2a + (n-1) d]

We get,

S_n = 10/2 [2(90000) +(10-1)(-9000)]

=10/2 [180000 + (9)(-9000)]

=5(180000 - 81000)

 = 5(99000)

= 495000

So, the total depreciation in the value after 10 years is Rs 495000.

Therefore, the value of equipment = 600000 - 495000=105000

So, the value of the equipment after 10 years is Rs 105,000 .

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#### APPEARS IN

RD Sharma Class 10 Maths
Chapter 5 Arithmetic Progression
Exercise 5.6 | Q 68 | Page 54
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