# Calculating Interest ```Calculating Interest
• Interest = the cost of ___________
• Simple Interest:
– only uses the original _____________amount
to determine interest
– formula to determine interest:
Interest = Principal • Rate • Time
– Principal = ____________ amount borrowed
– rate = interest rate expressed as a ___________
– time = number of __________ the money is
being _______________
Determining Simple Interest
Example #1
Find the interest amount on \$3,000 at 8%
interest for one year.
• Step 1: Interest = principal • rate • time
• Step 2: Interest = 3,000 • .08 • 1
– Convert 8% to _______ form (.08) for formula.
• Step 3: Interest = \$240 paid for the ______
of \$3,000 for one __________.
Determining Simple Interest
Example #2
Find the future value of \$5,000 invested at 6%
for three years using simple interest.
– Step 1: Interest earned = principal • rate • _____
– Step 2: Interest earned = 5,000 • .06 • 3 =\$900
• Convert 6% to ___________form (.06) for formula.
– Step 3: Future value = interest earned + principal
• FV = \$900 + \$5,000
• FV = \$____________
Determining Simple Interest
Example #3
Find the interest on \$2,000 borrowed
at 9% for 73 days.
• Step 1: Interest = principal • ______ • time
• Step 2: Interest = 2,000 • .09 • (73/365)
– Convert 9% to _______form (.09) for formula.
– Convert 73 days to _________by dividing by
365 days/year.
• Step 3: Interest = 2,000 &times; .09 &times; .20
– Interest = \$________
If you invested \$200.00 in an account that paid
simple interest, find how long you’d need to
leave it in at 4% interest to make \$10.00.
enter in formula
as a decimal
I = PRT
10 = (200)(0.04)T
1.25 yrs = T
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notes!
Typically interest is NOT simple interest but is paid semi-annually (twice a year),
quarterly (4 times per year), monthly (12 times per year), or even daily (365 times
per year).
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