# How to calculate Simple interest formula in Excel

In this article, we will learn how to use Simple interest formula in Excel.

Calculate the simple interest amount given the present or principal amount, rate in annum & period in years.
Syntax:

=PA * rate * period

PA : principal amount
Rate : Rate per annum
Period : Period in years

Let’s understand this function using an example.
Here we have a data set and to get Simple interest(SI) amount

We need to find the simple interest amount for the dateset.

Use the formula to get the simple interest amount

=A2 * B2 * C2

Press Enter

As you can see the simple interest amount for the dataset is \$ 3500.

Note: Remember to keep the data in term of years.

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