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## Occasionally a savings account may actually pay interest compounded continuously. For each deposit, find the interest earned if interest is

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Occasionally a savings account may actually pay interest compounded continuously. For each deposit, find the interest earned if interest is compounded (a) semiannually, (b) quarterly, (c) monthly, (d) daily, and (e) continuously. Use 1 year=365 days

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1. Occasionally a savings account may actually pay interest compounded continuously. For each deposit, find the interest earned if interest is compounded (a) semiannually, (b) quarterly, (c) monthly, (d) daily, and (e) continuously. Use 1 year = 365 days.

Principal $1031

Rate 1.4%

Time 3 years

Answer:

a) $ 44.07

b) $ 44.15

c) $ 44.20

d) $ 44.22

e) $ 44.22

Step-by-step explanation:

The formula to find the total amount earned using compound interest is given as:

A = P(1 + r/n)^nt

Where A = Total amount earned after time t

P = Principal = $1031

r = Interest rate = 1.4%

n = compounding frequency

t = Time in years = 3 years

For each deposit, find the interest earned if interest is compounded

(a) semiannually

This means the interest is compounded 2 times in a year

Hence:

A = P(1 + r/n)^nt

A = 1031(1 + 0.014/2) ^2 × 3

A = 1031 (1 + 0.007)^6

A = $ 1,075.07

A = P + I where

I = A – P

I = $1075.07 – $1031

P (principal) = $ 1,031.00

I (interest) = $ 44.07

(b) quarterly

This means the interest is compounded 4 times in a year

Hence:

A = P(1 + r/n)^nt

A = 1031(1 + 0.014/4) ^4 × 3

A = 1031 (1 + 0.014/4)^12

A = $ 1,075.15

I = A – P

I = $1075.15 – $1031

A = P + I where

P (principal) = $ 1,031.00

I (interest) = $ 44.15

(c) monthly,

This means the interest is compounded 12 times in a year

Hence:

A = P(1 + r/n)^nt

A = 1031(1 + 0.014/12) ^12 × 3

A = 1031 (1 + 0.014/12)^36

A = $ 1,075.20

A = P + I where

I = A – P

I = $1075.20 – $1031

P (principal) = $ 1,031.00

I (interest) = $ 44.20

(d) daily,Use 1 year = 365 days

This means the interest is compounded 365 times in a year

Hence:

A = P(1 + r/n)^nt

A = 1031(1 + 0.014/365) ^2 × 3

A = 1031 (1 + 0.00365)^365 × 3

A = $ 1,075.22

A = P + I where

I = A – P

I = $1075.22 – $1031

P (principal) = $ 1,031.00

I (interest) = $ 44.22

(e) continuously. .

This means the interest is compounded 2 times in a year

Hence:

A = Pe^rt

A = 1031 × e ^0.014 × 3

A = $ 1,075.22

A = P + I where

I = A – P

I = $1075.22 – $1031

P (principal) = $ 1,031.00

I (interest) = $ 44.22