$250 per month is invested in an account that earns 9% per year, compounded monthly. What will the total in the account be at the end of 5 years.
I have a formula on my work sheet that is supposed to solve this but every time i try to use it i get wayy wrong answers.. I am either doing something wrong on my calc or the formula has been incorrectly presented. If someone could explain a simple formula for this question it would be great.
THANKS
This saving calc http://www.bankwest.ca/Calculators/C...r.aspx?calc=11 gives me the answer i need but its the formula that i need to make sense of all this..
ooook, buuuut. Im still getting the wrong answer?? i must be doing something wrong on my calculator... forgive my ignorance but what do i do with the 12*5 ??? this is an exponent correct? ahhh i know this is simple but its frustrating, i just think i lack the general knoledge of the calculator..
Just replace 12*5 with 60. I wrote that down instead of 60 to show that that nt = 12*5 = 60
so....
=
To type that into the calculator... just type this... in the following in the order they appear
If you have a very ancient, lame calculator.... then type:250(1+0.09/12)^60 ENTER
0.09/12 ENTER
ANSWER + 1 ENTER
ANSWER ^ 60 ENTER
ANSWER * 250 ENTER = FINAL ANSWER
Ok yes , i get the 391.42 result. But this is not the end product i need.. I need to know what will be in the account after 5 years of investing 250 per month compounded monthly at 9% per year... 391.42 does not give me that.. I'm probably missing something obvious here.. help??
ok yes you are on the right track and that is the right answer, but i already got the final answer using this calculator Bank West - Financial Calculators - Savings Calculator What im REALLY interested in is a formula that encompasses all this info. looking at what you wrote im very confused... so many brackets... I tried to put your solution in the calculator and i was totaly lost..