A. 65 years**B. 56 years**

C. 45 years

D. 57 years

Simple interest is given by the formula SI = (pnr/100), where p is the principal, n is the numberof years for which it is invested, r is the rate of interest per annum

In this case, Rs. 1250 has become Rs.10,000.

Therefore, the interest earned = 10,000 – 1250 = 8750.

8750 = [(1250 x n x 12.5)/100]

=> n = 700 / 12.5 = 56 years.