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I have 30,000.00 and want to put 5% into a CD and I want to

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I have 30,000.00 and want to put 5% into a CD and I want to put the remainder of 9% in a savings bond, after 1 year the total interest is $550.00. How much money at each rate?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  JamesStone replied 5 years ago.
Let me see if I understand your question correctly, the wording is a little bit ambiguous.

You're interested in investing 5% of 30000 in a CD ($1500)

And investing 9% of 30000 in a Savings Bond ($2700)

And after 1 year accrue a total interest of $550?

That would be a combined average return of 13.1%

I think perhaps you mean something different.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Can you please show me how you get to this answer.

Thank you.
Expert:  JamesStone replied 5 years ago.
OK sure. If you are investing 5% of $30,000 into a CD, you multiply 30000*.05 = 1500

If you are investing 9% of $30,000 into a Savings Bond, you multiply 30000*.09 = 2700

So if you add up 1500 + 2700, your total monies being invested is 4200.

After one year $550 in interest was accrued based on your principal value of $4200. If you divide 550/4200 you end up with .13095..., which you can round up to 13.1%.

If this is what you were looking for, please let me know. If the question is different, I'm happy to look into that for you.
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