initial principal balance - 200,000

total interest paid - 279,017.80

years amortized - 30

payments/yr - 12

The formula for a standard mortgage is Payment * (1-vⁿ)/i = L

Where Payment is the monthly payment, v = 1/1+i, i is your effective interest rate, and L is the Loan Amount.

Total Interest paid is the Number of Payments you will make minus the loan amount. Let our Monthly Payment be P, so we have 360P - 200,000 = 279,017.8. Solving for P, we get 1330.61 for our monthly payment on the Loan.

Taking our original loan equation, we have

From here, you'd need logs/natural logs. Can you take it from here?

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