5.8 Finance: Compound interest

Finance: Compound interest

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

Af {A_f} : final amount
Ai {A_i} : initial amount
r {r} : Annual interest rate
t {t} : total time given in years
n {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

  • 1.
    Bianca deposits $1,000 in a savings account with an annual interest rate of
    12%. How much money will she have in 20 years, if the interest is compounded:
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Finance: Compound interest

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