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**RedSpades** I am one hell of a confused guy when it comes to math. Well here is this problem I'm trying to figure out and I am supposed to explain it well, but I'm way too stuck to begin. Even if I knew how to start, I just seem to not understand. Anyways, here is the problem:

I am planning to buy a 2007 Audi A8 car that costs approximately $13,000 (just made up). There are a lot of ways to get enough money to buy the Audi (you only have $1000 in your piggy bank). Here are the ways:

1) A traditional loan

2) Putting $1000 into a savings account and letting interest happen until you've got enough money

3) Putting $1000 into some other type of investment account and letting interest happen until we've got enough money

AND

4) Putting $1000 into an account and letting interest happen but also putting another $50 into the account each month.

Okay it then tells me to visit a homepage of a bank and find two investment options that I'm interested in (Huh?).

Then determine how long it will take me to save up the amount of money that I need.

The final question is which of the ways is the best that will get to the amount of money I need to buy the car.

I know right, tough!!! Please help!!! Thank you, Math Help Forum members.