
Help in deriving formula
I complete forgot the formula to solve this sort of equations ... can someone please put me on the right track.(Headbang)
Key:
 Saving rate = Q
 Annual salary=W
 Rate of salary increases per year (in percentage) = Z
 Initial year = A
 Maximum number of years = N
 Total savings per year= Gx
 Total savings: H
 Formula: G=W*[Power(1+Z),(NA)]*Q
If A=1 W=40000 Q=.3 Z=.02
Then in the first year N= 1 thus G0= 12000
Then in the second year N=2 thus G1= 12240
Total savings from first year to second year: H= G0+G1
Problem: Derive the formula to determine the total savings from the first year to the "N" year? [where N is a natural positive whole number]
Correct me if I'm wrong:
 This is what it must look like:
H=G0+G1+G2+G3+........GN
= W*Q*( 1+ [Power(1+Z),2] +[Power(1+Z),3]+.....+ [Power(1+Z),(NA)])
But how do we reduce this to a single formula.