In this tutorial we will learn how to calculate **Compound Interest** using Excel. Here we have a dataset in which Principal Amount ($), Interest Rate (%), Number of Years Compounding Period is given. In this dataset there are **three** different types of values for **Compounding Period** (**365** for days in year, **12 **for months in year and **4 **for quarters in year).There are nine values for each column in this dataset. For finding **Compound Interest** **($) **we first have to find Total** Interest ($)**, formula and steps to implement the formula are given above.

**Follow the steps given below to find Interest and Compound Interest.**

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### Step 1 – Type the formula to calculate Interest

– For finding the interest we have to use this general formula :

**I= A(1+(r/100)/n)nt**** I**= **Interest(**$**).**

A = **Principal Amount(**$**).**

r = **Interest rate(%).**

n = **Compounding Period (**Set it to 365 days for interest based on daily basis**).**

** **t** **=** Number of years.**

– According to the given dataset this formula for Excel can be written as **=A2*(1+(B2/100)/C2)^(C2*D2).**

– We’ll write this formula in Cell E2 in our case.

### Step 2 – Find **Interest** for all other values

– Move the cursor to the cell in which you typed the formula and then drag it down to the other cells and Excel will automatically calculate the other values using the same formula.

– In this example cell **E2** is selected and it is dragged till **E10**.

### Step 3 –Type the formula for finding Compound Interest.

– We have already calculated interest and now will find **Compound Interest.**

– To find **Compound interest** we have to subtract the **Principal Amount** from the **Interest**.

– Formula:

C= I-A

C = **Compound Interest(**$**).**

I = **Interest(**$**).**

A = **Principal Amount(**$**).**

– In this Dataset Column A is for **Principal Amount** and column E is for **Interest**.

– The formula for Excel will be **=E2-A2.**

– The cell location that you typed in the formula will get highlighted which will help you check which cell is being selected (E2 and A2 is highlighted in the image above).

### Step 4 – Find **Compound Interest** for all other values

– Move the cursor to the cell in which you typed the formula and then drag it down to the other cells and Excel will automatically calculate the other values using the same formula.

– In this example cell **F2** is selected and it is dragged till **F10.**