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# Word Problems/math help

Question
Helena has taken out a \$9,300 unsubsidized Stafford loan to pay for her college education. She plans to graduate in four years. The loan has a duration of ten years and an interest rate of 6.4%, compounded monthly. By the time Helena graduates, how much greater will the amount of interest capitalized be than the minimum amount that she could pay to prevent interest capitalization? Round all dollar values to the nearest cent.
a.
\$238.46
b.
\$496.00
c.
\$595.20
d.
\$324.33

The amount she would have to pay is Ai, where A is the original amount of money and i is the interest rate.  Since A is \$9,300 and i is 6.4%, that is 9,300*0.064 = 595.2.
This means the amount is \$595.20.  I see that in the list of choices, do you?

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