Amortization Table

You borrowed $683,000.00 to buy your first home. The interest rate is 4% compounded quarterly, and you will be making the payment twice a month. If the regular payment is 1,300.00, complete the first and last payment rows of the amortization schedule.

Payment Number Payment Amount Interest Portion Principal Portion Balance
0       A=
1 B= C= D= E=
... ... ... ... ...
F= G= H= I= J=

Looking for an answer with a full explanation, the notation we use is

A = future value
P = principal
r = annual interest rate
n = number of compounding periods per year
t = time of investment/loan in years
m = monthly deposit
I = interest amount
bal = balance

*it wouldn't let me add a $ in front of the 1,300.00 but it is in dollars!

I can't find any questions like this online and neither can my teacher so any help is very much appreciated!
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  • Erdos Erdos

    This was a very challenging problem and it took em a while to answer it. Let me know if you need any clarifications, but I think everything is lear if you spend the time to understand it.

  • I'm confused about the Bn. If n=number of compounding periods each year how can it also equal the number of payments?

  • Erdos Erdos

    n is not the number of compounding periods. It is the number of payments.

  • my textbook refers to n as the number of compounding periods each year. Are you referring to n x t?

  • Erdos Erdos

    B_n is the balance you owe to the bank after n payments or n/2 months as you are making payments twice a month.

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