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IB Mathematical Studies, Compound Interest

How can we calculate the interest paid on a deposit of $5,000 at 4% per annum compounded semi-annually for 24 months?

Thanks

How can we calculate the interest paid on a deposit of $5,000 at 4% per annum compounded semi-annually for 24 months?

Thanks

- William
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IB Mathematical Studies, Financial Mathematics, Compound Interest

Compounded semi-annually means interest is added to the principal semi-annually.

The general compounding formula is:

and

Where F is the future value of the investment, P the principal (=$5,000), r is the interest rate per compound period (4/2=2%) and n is the number of compounding periods(24/6=4).

Regarding your question about the interest paid we will use the following formula

The guidelines for doing this exercise directly to GDC Casio FX-9860 is

TVM -> F2: Compound Interest -> n=4, I%=4, PV=5,000, P/Y=2, C/Y=2 and then press FV and get your result with a negative sign is FV and when this subtracted from the principal you get the interest.

Hope these help!

Compounded semi-annually means interest is added to the principal semi-annually.

The general compounding formula is:

and

Where F is the future value of the investment, P the principal (=$5,000), r is the interest rate per compound period (4/2=2%) and n is the number of compounding periods(24/6=4).

Regarding your question about the interest paid we will use the following formula

The guidelines for doing this exercise directly to GDC Casio FX-9860 is

TVM -> F2: Compound Interest -> n=4, I%=4, PV=5,000, P/Y=2, C/Y=2 and then press FV and get your result with a negative sign is FV and when this subtracted from the principal you get the interest.

Hope these help!

- nicole
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Thanks Nicole!

- William
**Posts:**0**Joined:**Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:07 pm

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