# JavaScript Interest Loan Calculator Algorithm

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It using a calculation of % interest which using logarithms to calculate the principle payment/total interest and how long it will take to pay off the loan given a borrow amount and a monthly payment amount

```
//FORMULA FOR CALUCLATING INTEREST RATE
//p = x*(1 - (1+r)^-n)/r
var interest = 15, rate = interest/100, principal = 1000, payment = 100, noofpay = 12;
var nper1 = Math.log((1-((principal/payment) * (rate/noofpay))));
var nper2 = Math.log((1+(rate/noofpay)));
nper = -(nper1/nper2);
interestpaid=payment*nper-principal;
nper = -Math.round((nper1/nper2));
nyear=Math.floor(nper/12);
nmonth=nper%12;
if (nper>0)
{
if (nmonth==0)
{
period=nyear+" Year(s)";
}
else
{
period=nyear+" Year(s) and "+nmonth+" Month(s)";
}
}
else
{
period="Invalid Values";
interestpaid=0;
}
console.log("Montly Payments: " + period + ", Total Interest Paid: " + interestpaid.toFixed(2));
```

Into a function with parameters passed in:

```
//the price calculation formula
//@return the price and length of time
function calculate(interest, principal, payment)
{
//get data
var calcElem = $('#calc');
//FORMULA FOR CALUCLATING INTEREST RATE
//p = x*(1 - (1+r)^-n)/r
var rate = interest/100, noofpay = 12;
var nper1 = Math.log((1-((principal/payment) * (rate/noofpay))));
var nper2 = Math.log((1+(rate/noofpay)));
nper = -(nper1/nper2);
interestpaid=payment*nper-principal;
nper = -Math.round((nper1/nper2));
nyear=Math.floor(nper/12);
nmonth=nper%12;
if (nper>0)
{
if (nmonth==0)
{
period=nyear+" Year(s)";
}
else
{
period=nyear+" Year(s) and "+nmonth+" Month(s)";
}
}
else
{
period="Invalid Values";
interestpaid=0;
}
//console.log("Montly Payments: " + period + ", Total Interest Paid: " + interestpaid.toFixed(2));
var priceData = {
price : '$'+this.formatCurrency(interestpaid+owe),
interest : '$'+this.formatCurrency(interestpaid),
time : period
}
return priceData;
}
```

Sam Deering has 15+ years of programming and website development experience. He was a website consultant at Console, ABC News, Flight Centre, Sapient Nitro, and the QLD Government and runs a tech blog with over 1 million views per month. Currently, Sam is the Founder of Crypto News, Australia.

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