To calculate the payment on a $5,000 personal loan, you need to know the interest rate and the loan term (the period over which you’ll repay the loan). The formula to calculate the monthly payment on a loan is commonly given by the equation for an amortizing loan:

[ M = \frac{P \cdot r \cdot (1 + r)^n}{(1 + r)^n – 1} ]

Where:

- ( M ) = Monthly payment
- ( P ) = Principal amount (loan amount)
- ( r ) = Monthly interest rate (annual interest rate divided by 12)
- ( n ) = Number of payments (loan term in months)

Without knowing the interest rate or loan term, it’s impossible to calculate the exact monthly payment. However, let’s assume a hypothetical scenario: a 3-year (36-month) loan term and an annual interest rate of 6%. First, convert the annual interest rate to a monthly rate by dividing it by 12 (the number of months in a year):

[ r = \frac{6\%}{12} = 0.005 ]

Now, we can substitute the values into the formula:

[ M = \frac{5000 \cdot 0.005 \cdot (1 + 0.005)^{36}}{(1 + 0.005)^{36} – 1} ]

This calculation will give you the monthly payment for the loan. You can use a calculator or spreadsheet software to compute it. Keep in mind that the actual payment may vary based on the specific interest rate and loan term you have.