What would my final balance be if I put $425 in the bank for 48 months with an interest rate of 4.75%? B.)$80.75 C.)$505.75

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What would my final balance be if I put $425 in the bank for 48 months with an interest rate of 4.75%?
B.)$80.75
C.)$505.75
D.)$344.25

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    2021-11-26T10:39:43+00:00

    I see choice (A) is missing, so I am giving you two solutions for you to understand and decide which one applies:

    (1) Final balance with compound interest – meaning every year you add the year’s interest to the principal and earn interest on the increased amount, etc. This is the actual case in real banks:

    principal amount is $425 at (annual) interest rate 4.5%

    interest amount for 1 year $19.13

    Now, use the formula for compound interest

    total balance = principal*(1+interest rate)^year

    \$425\cdot(1.0475)^4= \$511.68

    So the amount after 4 years with compound interest should be $511.68

    (2) the silly way: earn interest of $20.1875 every year and keep it separately (not earning additional interest). That’ll make 425+4*20.1875=$505.75 which is answer (C)

    so if your (A) matches my solution (1) then go with that. If not, choose (C).

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