Michael Watts - 7 months ago 172

Python Question

In this assignment I have completed all the problems except this one. I have to create a python script to solve an equation (screenshot).

Unfortunately, in my research all over the internet I cannot figure out how in the world to either convert ln to log or anything usable, or anything. The code I have written so far is below. I will also post the answer that our teacher says we should get.

`import math`

p = 100

r = 0.06 / 12

FV = 4000

n = str(ln * ((1 + (FV * r) / p) / (ln * (1 + r))))

print ("Number of periods = " + str(n))

The answer I should get is 36.55539635919235

Any advice or help you have would be greatly appreciated!

Also, we are not using numpy. I already attempted that one.

Thanks!

Answer

`math.log`

is the natural logarithm:

math.log(x[, base]) With one argument, return the natural logarithm of x (to base e).

Your equation is therefore:

```
n = math.log((1 + (FV * r) / p) / math.log(1 + r)))
```

Note that in your code you convert n to a `str`

twice which is unnecessary