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A person deposited $500 in a savings account that pays 5% annual interest that is...

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gracedaymon | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted March 2, 2012 at 11:02 AM via web

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A person deposited $500 in a savings account that pays 5% annual interest that is compounded yearly.  At the end of 10 years how much money will be in the savings?

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 2, 2012 at 11:09 AM (Answer #1)

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An amount P deposited in an account that gives an annual rate of interest r, compounded annually after n years is given by P*(1 + r)^n

Here, P = $500, r = 0.05 and n = 10

The money in the savings account after 10 years is $500*(1.05)^10 = $814.44

At the end of 10 years there are $814.44 in the savings account.

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