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21.1 Arithmetic Growth and Simple Interest - Video

21.1 Arithmetic Growth
and Simple Interest - Video

Key Ideas

The initial balance of an account, such as a savings account, is the principal.
At the end of a fixed amount of time, interest is added to the account.

If a population, measured at regular time intervals, is experiencing
arithmetic growth (also called linear growth), then it is gaining (or losing) a constant amount with each measurement.

A financial account which is paying simple interest will grow arithmetically in value.