This simple example shows how present value and future value are related. In the example shown, Years, Compounding periods, and Interest rate are linked in columns C and F like this: The formula to calculate future value in C9 is based on the FV function: The formula to calculate present value in F9 is based on the PV function: No matter how years, compounding periods, or rate are changed, C5 will equal F9 and C9 will equal F5.

Dave Bruns

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