# Futurebasic/Language/Reference/annuity

## FN Annuity#Edit

### FunctionEdit

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### SyntaxEdit

annuityFactor# = fn annuity#( rate, periods )

### DescriptionEdit

Returns the annuity factor for the given interest rate and number of periods. The interest rate should be expressed as a fraction of 1; for example, 5.2 percent should be expressed as 0.052.

### NotesEdit

`fn annuity#`

uses the following formula: