Get the Math and Points CC Alg I Regents Aug 2014 #26

Aug 2014 26 CC Alg I

One of the few things to memorize for the Regents is the formula for compound interest:
A = P(1 + r)^t
A is the account balance or amount
P is the principal or initial amount = 3000
r is the rate 4.2 % we need to convert this to a decimal

percent to decimal
t is time

so the equation is:
A = 3000 (1 + .042)^t     or it can be written as:  A = 3000 (1.042)^t
That’s it — just writing this equation is 2 points!!

Please visit this blog post for a related multiple choice item from Jan 2016:
https://mathconfidence.com/2016/05/11/get-the-math-and-get-the-points-jan-2016-cc-alg-i-regents-8/

 

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