# Finance: Compound interest

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###### Topic Notes

Now that we understand the concepts behind exponential growth and decay, let's utilize them and solve real-life problems! One of the many areas where exponential growth comes in handy is Finance. In this section, we will learn how compound interest helps us grow our deposits in our investment and/or bank accounts.

exponential growth/decay: ${ A_f = A_i (1+\frac{r}{n})^{nt}}$

${A_f}$: final amount

${A_i}$: initial amount

${r}$ : Annual interest rate

${t}$: total time given in

${n}$ : number of times compounded in a year, if

${A_f}$: final amount

${A_i}$: initial amount

${r}$ : Annual interest rate

${t}$: total time given in

**years**${n}$ : number of times compounded in a year, if

Compound daily: |
n = 365 |

Compound monthly: |
n = 12 |

Compound quarterly: |
n = 4 |

Compound semi-annually: |
n = 2 |

Compound annually: |
n = 1 |

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