# Math Help - Calculating Projected Earnings

1. ## Calculating Projected Earnings

If inflation is 4%, what would the earnings for the year be if they earn 8% on a $400 monthly investment? 2. Originally Posted by math411! If inflation is 4%, what would the earnings for the year be if they earn 8% on a$400 monthly investment?
is the 8% a real or nominal return?

3. and is the 4% inflation effective full year,
or is it gradual, thus 2% ?