Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH104/December 2013/Question 01 (h)
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Question 01 (h) 

You borrow 10 thousand dollars from Nick the Shark, who charges you at a fixed rate r that is compounded continuously. If you pay Nick 100 thousand dollars 2 years later, what was the annual rate of interest that he charged? (A calculatorready form will suffice.) 
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Hint 

Recall that the formula for continuously compounded interest is given by , where A is the new amount, P is the principal, r is the interest rate, and t is the time. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. For continuously compounded interest, we have the formula where A is the amount, P is the principal, r is the rate, and t is the time. We are given that . Plugging these in yields 