 # Compound Interest Calculator

## A customised online calculator for quickly finding the solutions to compound interest problems.

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Compound interest can be calculated by using the following formula to calculate the final amount or future value (FV)

$$FV = PV(1 + \frac{r}{100})^n$$

$$PV$$ is the present value.

$$n$$ is the number of years.

$$r$$ is the rate of interest.

or by using the iterative function

$$x_{n+1} = x_n + \frac{x_n \times r}{100}$$

where $$x_0$$ is the present value [See Calculator Workout Skill 16]

$$FV = PV(1 + \frac{r}{100k})^{kn}$$

$$PV$$ is the present value.

$$n$$ is the number of years.

$$r$$ is the rate of interest.

$$k$$ is the number of compounding periods per year.

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