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PMT: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use PMT in Google Sheets?

The PMT function in Google Sheets is used to calculate the monthly payment for a loan. The function takes into account the loan amount, the interest rate, and the number of months for the loan. The monthly payment can be used to budget for a loan or to compare different loan options.

What is the syntax of PMT in Google Sheets?

The syntax of PMT in Google Sheets is:

=PMT(rate,nper,pv,type)

Where:

rate is the interest rate per period nper is the number of periods pv is the present value type is 0 for payments at the beginning of the period, 1 for payments at the end of the period

What is an example of how to use PMT in Google Sheets?

The PMT function in Google Sheets can be used to calculate the monthly payment for a loan. To use the function, you will need to know the loan amount, the interest rate, and the number of months the loan will be paid over. The function will then calculate the monthly payment for you.

For example, if you want to calculate the monthly payment for a loan of $10,000 with an interest rate of 8% and a term of 36 months, you would use the following formula:

=PMT(10,000,0.08,36)

When should you not use PMT in Google Sheets?

One potential time you should not use PMT in Google Sheets is when you are trying to calculate the monthly payments on a loan. This is because the PMT function in Google Sheets does not take into account compounding interest, which can cause your calculations to be inaccurate. Additionally, you should not use the PMT function in Google Sheets when trying to calculate the present value of a series of future payments, as this is also a calculation that takes compounding interest into account.

What are some similar formulae to PMT in Google Sheets?

In Google Sheets, there are a few similar formulae to PMT. One is IPMT, which calculates the interest payment for a given period. Another is PPMT, which calculates the principal payment for a given period. Lastly, there is PMT, which calculates the total payment for a given period.

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