A loan of $75000 is repaid over 20 years by monthly payments of $562.5. Use two iterations of the Newton-Raphson method starting with the initial guess of an annual interest rate of 12% (compounded monthly), to determine the annual interest rate.
NOTE: If P is borrowed at a rate of r per period, and is repaid over N periods by payments of Y, then: .


Annual interest rate
Report your answer to 3 decimal places.

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