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Future Value Formula And Calculator

The future value formula helps you calculate the future value of an investment (FV) for a series of regular deposits at a set interest rate (r) for a number of years (t).Using the formula requires that the regular payments are of the same amount each time, with the resulting value incorporating inte...


A dash, a pinch and a smidgen

What is a Dash, Pinch, Smidgen and Nip?

A dash of this, a pinch of that - they're terms we've all seen in recipes. What exactly do they mean, though?Old-fashioned measurements explainedThese measurements don't have precise, fixed definitions, but there is a general consensus amongst baking experts about what they mean...


One hundred trillion Zimbabwe dollars

How Much is a TRILLION?

A trillion is one million million and has twelve zeroes: 1,000,000,000,000.If you owned a trillion dollars and spent $1,000,000 each day, it would take you just under 2,740 years to spend it all.Fast facts:On 2 August 2018, ...


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How to Write Feet and Inches

There are two popular ways of writing feet: the abbreviation “ft.” or the single apostrophe (′). Inches can be represented using “in.” or with a double apostrophe (″). As an example, five feet, ten inches could be written as 5 ft. 10 in or 5′10″...


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How Many Miles is 10,000 Steps?

For an individual of average height, 10,000 steps equate to around 4 ½ miles of walking, or 6 miles of running. Such a person has an average stride length of between 2.1 to 2.5 feet, meaning they take approximately 2,250 steps to walk a mile.To gain a more accurate me...


How to Calculate Square Footage - Step by Step
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Saving Tips for Young People
As I look back to my younger years, I remember finding it difficult to decide on an effective saving strategy and to know how much money I should be putting aside. There were items I wanted to save for and buy, and I had to weigh up the benefits of setting aside more money for them against short-ter...

How Much Does a Cubic Yard Weigh?
1 cubic yard of topsoil commonly weighs between 2,000 and 2,700 pounds, depending on composition and moisture content. Similarly, 1 cubic yard of sand commonly weighs between 2,700 and 3,300 pounds.When calculating the weight of a cubic yard of material in pounds or tons, you need to factor in the d...

What is the Difference Between Nominal, Effective and APR Interest Rates?
Whether you're paying interest on a debt or earning interest on savings and investments, the nominal interest rate is the figure used before considering inflation. Nominal interest rates are the ones advertised on financial products, but once they are adjusted for inflation, these can go up or down ...

How Much is a Ton?
A ton (t) is a unit of mass (i.e. weight) equivalent to 2000 pounds, or 910kg. It differs from the 'tonne', which weighs 1000kg. Both the short ton and long ton are equivalent to 20 hundredweight, but with the hundredweight defined differently under each system...



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