This article is all about the **RRI** function of Excel. We will look at how to calculate the equivalent interest rate for the growth of an investment. Put more simply, if we are given a present value, a future value, and the number of periods for an investment, we can calculate the rate of return for those periods using the **RRI** function. The **RRI** Function was introduced in **Excel 2013** and allows one to calculate this compounding interest rate for an investment.

## What Is RRI in Excel?

**RRI** is a built-in function of **Microsoft Excel**. This function returns us an equivalent interest rate for the growth of an investment over a certain period. Using this function, we can calculate the investment growth rate for that specific time.

## Overview of RRI Function

A brief overview of the **RRI** function is given as follows:

**⏺ Function Objective:**

The main objective of the **RRI** function is to estimate an equivalent interest rate for the growth of an investment.

**⏺ Syntax:**

`=RRI(nper,pv,fv)`

**⏺ Arguments Explanation:**

Argument | Required/Optional | Explanation |
---|---|---|

nper |
Required | nper means the total number of periods. |

pv |
Required | pv stands for the present value or our current invested amount. |

fv |
Required | fv is the future value. The amount of money or interest we get after a certain period of time. |

**⏺ Return:**

The function returns the growth of increase or decrease rate on the amount.

**⏺ Availablity: **

Excel for Office 365, Excel 2019, Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, and Excel 2000.

## How to Use RRI Function in Excel

Now, we will demonstrate to you how to use the **RRI** function with a simple example. We have the number of periods in cell **C5** which is **48**. Moreover, our current invested amount or **present value** is in cell **C6**, which is **$1,000**. Our estimated **future value** is **$3.000** and the value is in cell **C7**.

The procedure for using the **RRI** function is given below:

**📌 Steps:**

- First of all, select cell
**C8**. - Now, write down
**=RRI**and press**Tab**. The required value names will be shown.

- Now, to insert the
**nper**value, select cell**C5**. - Then, press
**â€˜Comma (,)â€™**.

- After that, to input the
**pv**value, select cell**C6**. - Similarly, press
**â€˜Comma (,)â€™**.

- At last, for inputting the
**fv**value, select cell**C7**. - Now, enter your closing bracket to close the parentheses.

- The final expression of the formula will be:

`=RRI(C5,C6,C7)`

- Finally, press
**Enter**. - You will get the RRI value in cell
**C8**.

Thus, we can say that we are able to use the **RRI** function properly.

## RRI Function in Excel: 5 Suitable Examples

Here, we are going to show you **5** different types of examples to use the **RRI** function. We will use a similar type of dataset as shown in our earlier example.

**📚 Note:**

All the operations of this article are accomplished by using the **Microsoft Office 365** application.

### 1. Calculating RRI Value for Day Period

In the first example, we are going to estimate the **RRI** value for the daily period. We invested **$1,000** today and after **30** days, we will get **$2,500**.

The steps to calculate the **RRI** value are given below:

**📌 Steps:**

- At first, select cell
**C8**. - Then, write down the following formula into the cell.

`=RRI(C5,C6,C7)`

- Press
**Enter**.

- You will get the
**RRI**value at our desired cell.

Hence, we can say that our formula works perfectly and we are able to use the **RRI** function in Excel.

### 2. Estimating RRI Value for Monthly Period

In this example, we will determine the **RRI** value for the monthly period. We invested **$10,000** today and after **2** years, we will get **$40.000**.

The steps to calculate the **RRI** value are given as follows:

**📌 Steps:**

- First, select cell
**C6**. - Now, write down the following formula into the cell to convert the yearly period into monthly.

`=C5*12`

- Press
**Enter**.

- After that, select cell
**C9**and write down the following formula into the cell.

`=RRI(C6,C7,C8)`

- Similarly, press
**Enter**.

- You will get the
**RRI**value at our desired cell.

Therefore, we can say that our formula works effectively and we are able to use the **RRI** function in Excel.

### 3. Determining RRI Value for Quarterly Period

In the following example, we are going to evaluate the **RRI** value for the quarterly period. We have invested **$10,000** today and after **2** years, we will get **$15.000**.

The steps to determine the **RRI** value are shown as follows:

**📌 Steps:**

- Firstly, select cell
**C6**. - After that, write down the following formula into the cell to convert the yearly period into quarterly.

`=C5*4`

- Press
**Enter**.

- Then, select cell
**C9**and write down the following formula into the cell.

`=RRI(C6,C7,C8)`

- Again, press
**Enter**. - You will figure out the
**RRI**value.

So, we can say that our formula works precisely and we are able to use the **RRI** function in Excel.

### 4. Evaluating RRI Value for Half Yearly Period

Here, we will estimate the **RRI** value for the half-yearly period. We have invested **$10,000** today and after **3** years, we will get **$30.000**.

The steps to evaluate the **RRI** value are shown as follows:

**📌 Steps:**

- First of all, select cell
**C6**. - Next, write down the following formula into the cell to convert the yearly period into half-yearly.

`=C5*2`

- Then, press
**Enter**.

- Now, select cell
**C9**and write down the following formula inside the cell to get the**RRI**value.

`=RRI(C6,C7,C8)`

- Again, press
**Enter**. - You will get the result.

At last, we can say that our formula works properly, and we are able to use the **RRI** function in Excel.

### 5. Calculating RRI Value for Yearly Period

In the final example, we are going to evaluate the **RRI** value yearly. We are investing **$10,000** and after **10** years, we will get **$30,000**.

The steps to calculate the **RRI** value are given below:

**📌 Steps:**

- In the beginning, select cell
**C8**. - Now, write down the following formula into the cell.

`=RRI(C5,C6,C7)`

- Then, press
**Enter**.

- You will get the yearly
**RRI**value at our desired cell.

Finally, we can say that our formula works successfully, and we are able to use the **RRI** function in Excel.

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## Conclusion

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