To solve for the interest rate, the RATE function is configured like this in cell C9: nper - from cell C7, 10. pmt - from cell -C6, -7500 pv - from cell C4, 0. fv - from cell C5, 100000 With this information, the RATE function returns 0.0624. When a percentage number format is applied, the result displays as 6.24%. Note payment is negative because it represents a cash outflow.

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