Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Personal Finance - 8.4 Compound Interest - Exercise Set 8.4 - Page 521: 5


(a) After five years, there will be \$12,795.12 in the account. (b) The interest earned is \$3295.12

Work Step by Step

(a) We can use this formula: $A = P~(1+\frac{r}{n})^{nt}$ $A$ is the final amount in the account $P$ is the principal (the amount of money invested) $r$ is the interest rate $n$ is the number of times per year the interest is compounded $t$ is the number of years $A = P~(1+\frac{r}{n})^{nt}$ $A = (\$9500)~(1+\frac{0.06}{4})^{(4)(5)}$ $A = \$12,795.12$ After five years, there will be \$12,795.12 in the account. (b) We can find the interest earned. $A - P = \$12,795.12 - \$9500 = \$3295.12$ The interest earned is \$3295.12
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