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# How To Use PMT() Function in Google Sheets

Description

Calculates the periodic payment for an annuity investment based on constant-amount periodic payments and a constant interest rate.

Common questions about the PMT formula:
• What is the PMT formula?
• What are the different parameters for the PMT formula?
• What is the output value of the PMT formula?

How can the PMT formula be used appropriately?
The PMT formula can be used in Google Sheets to calculate the monthly payment for a loan or annuity. To use the formula correctly, the user must supply the parameters of the loan, such as the rate, number of payments and present value.

How can the PMT formula be commonly mistyped?
The PMT formula can be commonly mistyped when entering the parameters. It is important to remember that the rate should be entered as a decimal, not a percentage, and the number of payments should be an integer value rather than a decimal.

What are some common ways the PMT formula is used inappropriately?
Some common ways the PMT formula is used inappropriately is entering incorrect parameters, such as a negative value for the interest rate or number of payments. Additionally, the PMT formula should not be used when the payments are not regular, when the interest rate is different for each payment, or when the loan amount is increasing over time.

What are some common pitfalls when using the PMT formula?
When using the PMT formula, some common pitfall are forgetting to include required parameters, such as the interest rate or present value, in the formula. Additionally, failing to adjust the signs of the input values such that they accurately represent the borrowing or lending of money can lead to erroneous results.

What are common mistakes when using the PMT Formula?
Common mistakes when using the PMT formula include mistyping parameters such as the interest rate or number of payments, using negative values for the parameters, or forgetting to adjust the signs of the input values such that they accurately represent the borrowing or lending of money.

What are common misconceptions people might have with the PMT Formula?
A common misconception is that the PMT formula can be used to calculate the amount of interest to be paid on a loan or annuity. In fact, the PMT formula can only be used to calculate the monthly payments for a loan or annuity.

How To Actually Use PMT() in Sheets

`PMT(rate, number_of_periods, present_value, [future_value], [end_or_beginning])`

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