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# Annuity Function

### Syntax

annuity (<periodic rate, number of periods>)

or
the annuity of <periodic rate, number of periods>
### Description

The annuity function calculates the present value of one payment unit.
Multiplying the result of the annuity function by the amount of a single payment calculates the present value for the accrual payments.
### Examples

Compute the monthly installments on a $60,000 loan at an interest rate of 10% and repayment in 60 installments. For this example, the periodic rate is 10/100ths (10%) divided by 12 months in the year, and there are 60 periods.
Create a button and place the following handler in its script:
on mouseUp
put 60000 / annuity (10/100/12, 60)
end mouseUp

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