**Rule of 72, **

### Definition of Rule of 72:

Method of computing the time in which an invested sum will double at a specific rate of interest; or for computing the interest rate that will double a principal in a specific period. Formula for time (years): 72 ÷ Annual rate of interest. Formula for interest rate (annual percent): 72 ÷ Number of years.

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