Calculating a 7-percent per annum loan rate is easy to do. It involves converting the interest rate to a decimal and then multiplying that figure times the value of the loan.

## Loan Value as Number

Write the loan value as a number. For example, a $50,000 loan should be written as 50,000.

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## Decimal Conversion

Change the 7-percent per annum rate to a decimal by writing it as 0.07.

## Annual Interest

Multiply 0.07 times 50,000 to get 3,500.

## Change to Dollars

Write 3,500 as $3,500.

## Interest Per Year

Read the loan as having an annual interest due of $3,500.

## Total Interest

Multiply $3,500 times the number of years. For a five-year loan, the answer would be 5 times $3,500 = $17,500.

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