# Program to find how many years it will take to reach t amount in Python

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Suppose we have some parameters P,O,E,T. If we have P dollars in principal that we want to invest the stock market. The stock market alternates between first returning E and then O percent interest per year, we have to check how many years it would take to reach at least T dollars.

So, if the input is like P = 200, O = 10, E = 25, T = 300, then the output will be 3 as in the first year we will get interest 25%, so end up with 200+50 = 250, then next year we will get 10%, so end up with 250+25 = 275, then again get 10% in the next year, so it will be 275+27.5 = 302.5, this is greater than 300, so 3 years required.

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

• ans:= 0
• while P < T, do
• P := P * 1+(E/100)
• ans := ans + 1
• if P < T, then
• P := P * 1+(O/100)
• ans := ans + 1
• return ans

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −

## Example

class Solution:
def solve(self, P, O, E, T):
ans=0
while P < T:
P *= 1+(E/100)
ans += 1
if P < T:
P *= 1+(O/100)
ans += 1
return ans
ob = Solution()
P = 200
O = 10
E = 25
T = 300
print(ob.solve(P,O,E,T))

## Input

P = 200, O = 10, E = 25, T = 300

## Output

3