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- September 24th 2011, 05:30 AM #1

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## Getting r or t out of e^rt

For a function such as (1+r)^n = FV/PV one can take the Log of both sides to find n

nlog (1+r) = log(FV/PV)

nlog (1+r) = log(FV)-log(PV)

n = [log(FV)-log(PV)]/log (1+r)

I need a bit of assistance in solving similar problem that has e instead of (1+r)

e^rt = FV/PV

What has me confuses here is the relationship between log and e as each of these is the inverse function of the other

So do I use the same logic as I did with the earlier stated problem

rt log(e) = log(FV/PV)

rt log(e) = log(FV)-log(PV)

t = [log(FV)-log(PV)]/[r log(e)]

- September 24th 2011, 05:44 AM #2

- September 24th 2011, 06:18 AM #3

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