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**muxdemux****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-23
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Given a loan amount L, a term Y (in years) and a fixed monthly repayment P, I want to find (or at least approximate) the compound interest rate R. The loan is compounded monthly, once before each payment.

I've looked into geometric series, though it isn't too easy to solve for the ratio.

I'm using a computer to find the interest rate, so iterative methods are fine.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi muxdemux;

I am glad found that. It is a nice page.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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