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Value $25,000 at 5% interest for 4 years. I need semi annually, monthly and continuous amounts. How do I enter in ti30xa?

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  • eagleone437 Feb 04, 2010

    This is a algebra equation and I need to use()+yx key to get results.

  • eagleone437 Feb 04, 2010

    The semi annually and monthly worked great. Can you show me the keys for continuous like you did for semi annually under comments?

  • eagleone437 Feb 04, 2010

    I'm not doing something right. The answer is $30,535.07 but when I enter that's not what I get.

  • eagleone437 Feb 04, 2010

    I get 39722.17374. My e key is the ex key is that the one I use? I don't know how I am entering wrong.

  • eagleone437 Feb 04, 2010

    I just tried again. 25000*e^(0.05*4) I get 39722.17374. my^ key is yx.

  • eagleone437 Feb 04, 2010

    Still not giving me the right answer. I feel like I am missing a step from the example.

  • eagleone437 Feb 04, 2010

    I got it, I had to add the 2nd key. .05*4=.02 2nd e 1.221402758 * 25000 = 30,535.07.

  • eagleone437 Feb 04, 2010

    I will and thank you so much.

  • eagleone437 Feb 04, 2010

    Very helpful! I got exactly what I needed.



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Annually = P × (1 + r) = (annual compounding)
Semi Annually = P (1 + r/2)^t*2 = (quarterly compounding)
Quarterly = P (1 + r/4)^t*4 = (quarterly compounding)
Monthly = P (1 + r/12)^t*12 = (monthly compounding)
Continuous = Pe^(r*t) = (continuous compounding)

Where P = Principle or starting amount = $25000
Where r = interest rate so 5% = 0.05
Where t = number of years = 4

Let me know how this works out for you.


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    Benjamin Patri Feb 04, 2010

    You can type it in like this 25000*(1+(r/2))^(4*2))

    This is for Semi annually

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    Benjamin Patri Feb 04, 2010


    That is a small e that you should find on the calculator

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    Benjamin Patri Feb 04, 2010

    you don't get that number on the calculator? or on the solution thing you are entering into?

    I get 30535.06895, maybe you need to round to 30535.06

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    Benjamin Patri Feb 04, 2010

    yeah the e^x key is the right one, check () parentheses

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    Benjamin Patri Feb 04, 2010

    type in .05*4 then press the e button then multiply by 25000

    try that

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    Benjamin Patri Feb 04, 2010

    On a TI-36 which is basically the same thing

    I press .05
    then X (times)
    then 4
    then = (equals)
    which equals .02
    then e
    which equals 1.221402758
    then X (times)
    then = (equals)

    and I get the right answer

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    Benjamin Patri Feb 04, 2010

    Great! Please rate this solution then for me to get credit and have a good day


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Ok just type 25,000 x .05 then add the result to 25,000 then divide it by 48. from then you can figure it out

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