Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447



Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447
Textbook Problem

Solve the following exercises and word problems using formulas.

Principal Time Period (years) Nominal Rate ( % ) InterestCompounded CompoundAmount CompoundInterest
28. $3,425 11 6.6 monthly

To determine

To calculate: The compound amount and the compound interest for an investment with principal $3,425 invested at 6.6% interest compounded semi-annually for 11 years.


Given Information:

An investment with principal $3,425 invested at 6.6% interest compounded semi-annually for 11 years.

Formula used:

Compounding period can be defined as the duration or length of time from one interest payment to the next. If an investment made for 4 years at 6% compounded annually (once per year) then it would have four compounding period which can be calculated by formula given below:

Compounding periods=Term of investments(years)×m

Here, m is the period per year.

The interest rate per period can be calculated by dividing the annual, or nominal, rate by the number of periods per year,

Interest rate per period=Nominal ratePeriod per year

Compound interest formula:

Compound amount (A) can be calculated as, Compoundamount(A)=P(1+i)n

Here, the principal (P), Interest rate per period (i) and the number of compounding periods (n) are known.

Compound Interest:

It can be calculated by subtracting the principal from compound amount.


Steps for solving the compound interest formula:

Step I: Add 1 to the interest rate per period i.

Step II: raise to the nth power to the resultant step 1 by using the yx key on your calculator.

Step III: Multiply the resultant of step 2 by the compound amount P.


Consider an investment with principal $3,425 invested at 6.6% interest compounded semi-annually for 11 years and solve as below:

Since, the variables-compound amount, time period (years), nominal rate and interest compounded are given; therefore, the compounding period can be calculated as below:

Substitute the values in the formula for interest rate per period and simplify,

Interest rate per period=Nominal ratePeriodperyear=6

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