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Please could you calculate the AER effective rate assuming

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Please could you calculate the AER effective rate assuming your recieve 3% paid semi annually? I have the answer as 6.09 but when entering on a calculator the answer states otherwise so obviously I am doing something wrong. thanks.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  bigduckontax replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I am Keith, one of the experts on Just Answer, and happy to help you with your question.
Please advise the initial amount invested, the terminal value and the number of years involved. With this information I can assist you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi

this is a question provided by my tutor.

So no initial amount invested has been provided but this would be for 1 year.

The formula provided for the calculation of interest is the following:

AER = (1+periodic rate)n-1

n = number of compounding periods in the year

Does that help? The answer provided is below yet when I input into calculator i get a different answer

Semi-annual compounding:

AER= (1+0.03)2-1

AER= (1.03)2-1

AER= 0.0609

AER= 6.09%

Expert:  bigduckontax replied 1 year ago.
CalculatorSoup comes out with exactly the same figure so you would appear to be correct. You can find their calculator here:
http://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/financial/effective-annual-rate-calculator.php
I do hope that I have been of assistance.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. the formula is explained as I already know but entering that on my calculator still provides the incorrect answer. maybe the mode is incorrect.

best

Expert:  bigduckontax replied 1 year ago.
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