Compound Interest

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I often felt like my math classes were useless and that there was no way I was ever going to use something like logarithms in life after school. Boy, was I wrong. 

In fact, here's a great example of math we can use for our real-world situations. 

We see compound interest in circumstances such as savings accounts and car loans. Here's a way you can use algebra to figure out how much you'll make, or pay, when you're confronted with interest rates. 

Watch now as Professor Edward Burger shows us how to figure compound interest by using logarithms.


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