# Compound interest

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Mr Jones wants to save for his son's college education. If he deposits $500 every 6 months at 6% compounded semiannually, how much will he have on hand at the end of 8 years?

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There are 8*2=16 number of 6 months in 8 years. The money is compounded semiannually at the rate 6%.

After first 6 months, Mr Jones deposits $500 ...

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