Calculates the interest rate of an annuity investment based on constantamount periodic payments and the assumption of a constant interest rate.
Sample Usage
RATE(12,100,400,0,0,0.1)
RATE(A2,B2,C2,D2,1,0.08)
Syntax
RATE(number_of_periods, payment_per_period, present_value, [future_value, end_or_beginning, rate_guess])

number_of_periods
 The number of payments to be made. 
payment_per_period
 The amount per period to be paid. 
present_value
 The current value of the annuity. 
future_value
 [ OPTIONAL ]  The future value remaining after the final payment has been made. 
end_or_beginning
 [ OPTIONAL 0
by default ]  Whether payments are due at the end (0
) or beginning (1
) of each period. 
rate_guess
 [ OPTIONAL  0.1 by default ]  An estimate for what the interest rate will be.
See Also
PV
: Calculates the present value of an annuity investment based on constantamount periodic payments and a constant interest rate.
PPMT
: The PPMT function calculates the payment on the principal of an investment based on constantamount periodic payments and a constant interest rate.
PMT
: The PMT function calculates the periodic payment for an annuity investment based on constantamount periodic payments and a constant interest rate.
NPER
: The NPER function calculates the number of payment periods for an investment based on constantamount periodic payments and a constant interest rate.
IPMT
: The IPMT function calculates the payment on interest for an investment based on constantamount periodic payments and a constant interest rate.
FVSCHEDULE
: The FVSCHEDULE function calculates the future value of some principal based on a specified series of potentially varying interest rates.
FV
: The FV function calculates the future value of an annuity investment based on constantamount periodic payments and a constant interest rate.
CUMPRINC
: Calculates the cumulative principal paid over a range of payment periods for an investment based on constantamount periodic payments and a constant interest rate.
CUMIPMT
: Calculates the cumulative interest over a range of payment periods for an investment based on constantamount periodic payments and a constant interest rate.