Nominal and effective interest rates
Problem statement: A loan shark lends someone money saying, "If I lend you $50 on Friday, you owe me the $50 plus an extra $10 on the following Friday." (The lending goes on for a year)
a) What is the nominal interest rate per year being charged?
b) What effective interest rate is the loan shark charging?
c) If the loan shark started with $50, and was able to keep it, and all the money received loaned out at all times, how much does he have at the end of one year?
Here are my answers:
a) (10/50)*(365/7) = 10.42 = 1042%
b) i = e^x-1
i = e^10.42-1 = 33 522.43 = 3 352 243.42%
c) I'm not sure how to do c
My numbers are very large. Is that normal? Please correct me if I'm wrong because these numbers are just outrageous.