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**yorkmanz****Member**- Registered: 2019-01-12
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hello

please i need help understanding both questions

use the compound interest formula a= p(1+i)^n to answer the following questions:

1:) what type of equation is present if n is constant equal to 1, rather than a variable?

2:) what type of equation is present if i, A, or P are constant rather than variable?

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi,

The compound interest formula:

orwhere A is the Amount, P is the Principal, r or i is rate of interest per period (e.g. per month, per quarter, per annum etc.).

1.) When i increases, and n also increases, A and P increase. When i decreases n also decreases, A and P decrease.

when i increases and n decreases, or vice versa, the change is caused dependent on the values.

2). Amount and Principal is dependent on i, as well as n.

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**yorkmanz****Member**- Registered: 2019-01-12
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ganesh wrote:

Hi,

The compound interest formula:

orwhere A is the Amount, P is the Principal, r or i is rate of interest per period (e.g. per month, per quarter, per annum etc.).

1.) When i increases, and n also increases, A and P increase. When i decreases n also decreases, A and P decrease.

when i increases and n decreases, or vice versa, the change is caused dependent on the values.

2). Amount and Principal is dependent on i, as well as n.

thanks for replying...

for 1:) since n is constant i think its just Simple interest and principle

if

n = 1

=A = P(1+i)^n =

=P(1+i)^1

= P(1+i)

now we know that i = r/n

since r n=1,

i = r = interest rate

then we have A = P + P*i

i think its just Simple interest and principle and we have

now the This is a linear equation.

for 2:) TRICKY

if i is a constant, this is an exponential equation `a=b^n` where `b=P(1+i)` , `b` a constant. if (In this case, P is a parameter)

and so on for a, b

please correct me if i am wrong

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi yorkmanz,

Your reply (both parts) is correct.

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