Supose you found a CD that pays 2.5% interest compounded monthly for 5 years.

If you deposit $8000 now, how much will you have in the account in 5 years?

What amount of interest will be earned?

Now suppose that you would like to have $20000 in the account in 5 years. How much would you need to deposit now?

dfranklin4113 Apr 23, 2022

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First one

We have

P (1 + r/12)^(5 * 12)

P = 8000 r = .025 and 5 * 12 = 60 = the number of compounding periods

8000 ( 1 + .025 / 12) ^( 60) ≈ $9064

Interest earned = 9064 - 8000 = $1064

Second one (assuming the same coditions as above )

20000 = P (1 + .025 /12) ^(60)

P = 20000 / ( 1 + .025 / 12)^60 ≈ $17652.23

CPhill Apr 23, 2022