# Quiz 6: Bond Valuation

Business

Q 1Q 1

An ordinary annuity is best defined by which one of the following?
A)increasing payments paid for a definitive period of time
B)increasing payments paid forever
C)equal payments paid at regular intervals over a stated time period
D)equal payments paid at regular intervals of time on an ongoing basis
E)unequal payments that occur at set intervals for a limited period of time

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C

Q 2Q 2

Which one of the following accurately defines a perpetuity?
A)a limited number of equal payments paid in even time increments
B)payments of equal amounts that are paid irregularly but indefinitely
C)varying amounts that are paid at even intervals forever
D)unending equal payments paid at equal time intervals
E)unending equal payments paid at either equal or unequal time intervals

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D

Q 3Q 3

Which one of the following terms is used to identify a British perpetuity?
A)ordinary annuity
B)amortized cash flow
C)annuity due
D)discounted loan
E)consol

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E

Q 4Q 4

The interest rate that is quoted by a lender is referred to as which one of the following?
A)stated interest rate
B)compound rate
C)effective annual rate
D)simple rate
E)common rate

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Q 5Q 5

A monthly interest rate expressed as an annual rate would be an example of which one of the following rates?
A)stated rate
B)discounted annual rate
C)effective annual rate
D)periodic monthly rate
E)consolidated monthly rate

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Q 6Q 6

What is the interest rate charged per period multiplied by the number of periods per year called?
A)effective annual rate
B)annual percentage rate
C)periodic interest rate
D)compound interest rate
E)daily interest rate

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Multiple Choice

Q 7Q 7

A loan where the borrower receives money today and repays a single lump sum on a future date is called a(n) _____ loan.
A)amortized
B)continuous
C)balloon
D)pure discount
E)interest-only

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Q 8Q 8

Which one of the following terms is used to describe a loan that calls for periodic interest payments and a lump sum principal payment?
A)amortized loan
B)modified loan
C)balloon loan
D)pure discount loan
E)interest-only loan

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Q 9Q 9

Which one of the following terms is used to describe a loan wherein each payment is equal in amount and includes both interest and principal?
A)amortized loan
B)modified loan
C)balloon loan
D)pure discount loan
E)interest-only loan

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Q 10Q 10

Which one of the following terms is defined as a loan wherein the regular payments, including both interest and principal amounts, are insufficient to retire the entire loan amount, which then must be repaid in one lump sum?
A)amortized loan
B)continuing loan
C)balloon loan
D)remainder loan
E)interest-only loan

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Q 11Q 11

You are considering two projects with the following cash flows: Which of the following statements are true concerning these two projects?
I)Both projects have the same future value at the end of year 4, given a positive rate of return.
II)Both projects have the same future value given a zero rate of return.
III)Project X has a higher present value than Project Y, given a positive discount rate.
IV)Project Y has a higher present value than Project X, given a positive discount rate.
A)II only
B)I and III only
C)II and III only
D)II and IV only
E)I, II, and IV only

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Q 12Q 12

Which one of the following statements related to annuities and perpetuities is correct?
A)An ordinary annuity is worth more than an annuity due given equal annual cash flows for ten years at 7 percent interest, compounded annually.
B)A perpetuity comprised of $100 monthly payments is worth more than an annuity comprised of $100 monthly payments, given an interest rate of 12 percent, compounded monthly.
C)Most loans are a form of a perpetuity.
D)The present value of a perpetuity cannot be computed, but the future value can.
E)Perpetuities are finite but annuities are not.

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Q 13Q 13

Which of the following statements related to interest rates are correct?
I)Annual interest rates consider the effect of interest earned on reinvested interest payments.
II)When comparing loans, you should compare the effective annual rates.
III)Lenders are required by law to disclose the effective annual rate of a loan to prospective borrowers.
IV)Annual and effective interest rates are equal when interest is compounded annually.
A)I and II only
B)II and III only
C)II and IV only
D)I, II, and III only
E)II, III, and IV only

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Q 14Q 14

Which one of the following statements concerning interest rates is correct?
A)Savers would prefer annual compounding over monthly compounding.
B)The effective annual rate decreases as the number of compounding periods per year increases.
C)The effective annual rate equals the annual percentage rate when interest is compounded annually.
D)Borrowers would prefer monthly compounding over annual compounding.
E)For any positive rate of interest, the effective annual rate will always exceed the annual percentage rate.

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Q 15Q 15

Which one of these statements related to growing annuities and perpetuities is correct?
A)The cash flow used in the growing annuity formula is the initial cash flow at time zero.
B)Growth rates cannot be applied to perpetuities if you wish to compute the present value.
C)The future value of an annuity will decrease if the growth rate is increased.
D)An increase in the rate of growth will decrease the present value of an annuity.
E)The present value of a growing perpetuity will decrease if the discount rate is increased.

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Q 16Q 16

Which one of the following statements correctly states a relationship?
A)Time and future values are inversely related, all else held constant.
B)Interest rates and time are positively related, all else held constant.
C)An increase in the discount rate increases the present value, given positive rates.
D)An increase in time increases the future value given a zero rate of interest.
E)Time and present value are inversely related, all else held constant.

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Q 17Q 17

Which one of the following compounding periods will yield the smallest present value given a stated future value and annual percentage rate?
A)annual
B)semi-annual
C)monthly
D)daily
E)continuous

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Q 18Q 18

The entire repayment of which one of the following loans is computed simply by computing a single future value?
A)interest-only loan
B)balloon loan
C)amortized loan
D)pure discount loan
E)bullet loan

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Q 19Q 19

How is the principal amount of an interest-only loan repaid?
A)The principal is forgiven over the loan period so does not have to be repaid.
B)The principal is repaid in equal increments and included in each loan payment.
C)The principal is repaid in a lump sum at the end of the loan period.
D)The principal is repaid in equal annual payments.
E)The principal is repaid in increasing increments through regular monthly payments.

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Q 20Q 20

An amortized loan:
A)requires the principal amount to be repaid in even increments over the life of the loan.
B)may have equal or increasing amounts applied to the principal from each loan payment.
C)requires that all interest be repaid on a monthly basis while the principal is repaid at the end of the loan term.
D)requires that all payments be equal in amount and include both principal and interest.
E)repays both the principal and the interest in one lump sum at the end of the loan term.

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Q 21Q 21

You need $25,000 today and have decided to take out a loan at 7 percent for five years.Which one of the following loans would be the least expensive? Assume all loans require monthly payments and that interest is compounded on a monthly basis.
A)interest-only loan
B)amortized loan with equal principal payments
C)amortized loan with equal loan payments
D)discount loan
E)balloon loan where 50 percent of the principal is repaid as a balloon payment

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Q 22Q 22

Your grandmother is gifting you $125 a month for four years while you attend college to earn your bachelor's degree.At a 6.5 percent discount rate, what are these payments worth to you on the day you enter college?
A)$5,201.16
B)$5,270.94
C)$5,509.19
D)$5,608.87
E)$5,800.00

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Q 23Q 23

You just won the grand prize in a national writing contest! As your prize, you will receive $2,000 a month for ten years.If you can earn 7 percent on your money, what is this prize worth to you today?
A)$172,252.71
B)$178,411.06
C)$181,338.40
D)$185,333.33
E)$190,450.25

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Q 24Q 24

Phil can afford $200 a month for 5 years for a car loan.If the interest rate is 7.5 percent, how much can he afford to borrow to purchase a car?
A)$8,750.00
B)$9,348.03
C)$9,981.06
D)$10,266.67
E)$10,400.00

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Q 25Q 25

You are the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.The insurance company informs you that you have two options for receiving the insurance proceeds.You can receive a lump sum of $200,000 today or receive payments of $1,400 a month for 20 years.You can earn 6 percent on your money.Which option should you take and why?
A)You should accept the payments because they are worth $209,414 to you today.
B)You should accept the payments because they are worth $247,800 to you today.
C)You should accept the payments because they are worth $336,000 to you today.
D)You should accept the $200,000 because the payments are only worth $189,311 to you today.
E)You should accept the $200,000 because the payments are only worth $195,413 to you today.

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Q 26Q 26

Your employer contributes $50 a week to your retirement plan.Assume that you work for your employer for another 20 years and that the applicable discount rate is 9 percent.Given these assumptions, what is this employee benefit worth to you today?
A)$24,106.15
B)$24,618.46
C)$25,211.11
D)$25,306.16
E)$25,987.74

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Q 27Q 27

The Design Team just decided to save $1,500 a month for the next 5 years as a safety net for recessionary periods.The money will be set aside in a separate savings account which pays 4.5 percent interest compounded monthly.The first deposit will be made today.What would today's deposit amount have to be if the firm opted for one lump sum deposit today that would yield the same amount of savings as the monthly deposits after 5 years?
A)$80,459.07
B)$80,760.79
C)$81,068.18
D)$81,333.33
E)$81,548.20

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Q 28Q 28

You need some money today and the only friend you have that has any is your miserly friend.He agrees to loan you the money you need, if you make payments of $30 a month for the next six months.In keeping with his reputation, he requires that the first payment be paid today.He also charges you 2 percent interest per month.How much money are you borrowing?
A)$164.09
B)$168.22
C)$169.50
D)$170.68
E)$171.40

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Q 29Q 29

You buy an annuity that will pay you $24,000 a year for 25 years.The payments are paid on the first day of each year.What is the value of this annuity today if the discount rate is 8.5 percent?
A)$241,309
B)$245,621
C)$251,409
D)$258,319
E)$266,498

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Q 30Q 30

You are scheduled to receive annual payments of $5,100 for each of the next 7 years.The discount rate is 10 percent.What is the difference in the present value if you receive these payments at the beginning of each year rather than at the end of each year?
A)$2,483
B)$2,513
C)$2,721
D)$2,727
E)$2,804

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Q 31Q 31

You are comparing two annuities with equal present values.The applicable discount rate is 8.75 percent.One annuity pays $5,000 on the first day of each year for 20 years.How much does the second annuity pay each year for 20 years if it pays at the end of each year?
A)$5,211
B)$5,267
C)$5,309
D)$5,390
E)$5,438

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Q 32Q 32

Trish receives $450 on the first of each month.Josh receives $450 on the last day of each month.Both Trish and Josh will receive payments for next four years.At a 9.5 percent discount rate, what is the difference in the present value of these two sets of payments?
A)$141.80
B)$151.06
C)$154.30
D)$159.08
E)$162.50

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Q 33Q 33

What is the future value of $1,200 a year for 40 years at 8 percent interest? Assume annual compounding.
A)$301,115
B)$306,492
C)$310,868
D)$342,908
E)$347,267

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Q 34Q 34

What is the future value of $12,000 a year for 25 years at 12 percent interest?
A)$878,406
B)$1,600,006
C)$1,711,414
D)$1,989,476
E)$2,021,223

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Q 35Q 35

Alexa plans on saving $3,000 a year and expects to earn an annual rate of 10.25 percent.How much will she have in her account at the end of 45 years?
A)$1,806,429
B)$1,838,369
C)$2,211,407
D)$2,333,572
E)$2,508,316

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Q 36Q 36

Theresa adds $1,500 to her savings account on the first day of each year.Marcus adds $1,500 to his savings account on the last day of each year.They both earn 6.5 percent annual interest.What is the difference in their savings account balances at the end of 35 years?
A)$12,093
B)$12,113
C)$12,127
D)$12,211
E)$12,219

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Q 37Q 37

You are borrowing $17,800 to buy a car.The terms of the loan call for monthly payments for 5 years at 8.6 percent interest.What is the amount of each payment?
A)$287.71
B)$291.40
C)$301.12
D)$342.76
E)$366.05

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Q 38Q 38

You borrow $165,000 to buy a house.The mortgage rate is 4.5 percent and the loan period is 30 years.Payments are made monthly.If you pay the mortgage according to the loan agreement, how much total interest will you pay?
A)$106,408
B)$129,079
C)$135,971
D)$164,319
E)$191,406

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Q 39Q 39

Holiday Tours (HT) has an employment contract with its newly hired CEO.The contract requires a lump sum payment of $10.4 million be paid to the CEO upon the successful completion of her first three years of service.HT wants to set aside an equal amount of money at the end of each year to cover this anticipated cash outflow and will earn 5.65 percent on the funds.How much must HT set aside each year for this purpose?
A)$3,184,467
B)$3,277,973
C)$3,006,409
D)$3,318,190
E)$3,466,667

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Q 40Q 40

Nadine is retiring at age 62 and expects to live to age 85.On the day she retires, she has $402,000 in her retirement savings account.She is somewhat conservative with her money and expects to earn 6 percent during her retirement years.How much can she withdraw from her retirement savings each month if she plans to spend her last penny on the morning of her death?
A)$1,909.92
B)$2,147.78
C)$2,219.46
D)$2,416.08
E)$2,688.77

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Q 41Q 41

Kingston Development Corp.purchased a piece of property for $2.79 million.The firm paid a down payment of 15 percent in cash and financed the balance.The loan terms require monthly payments for 15 years at an annual percentage rate of 7.75 percent, compounded monthly.What is the amount of each mortgage payment?
A)$22,322.35
B)$23,419.97
C)$23,607.11
D)$24,878.15
E)$25,301.16

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Q 42Q 42

You estimate that you will owe $45,300 in student loans by the time you graduate.The interest rate is 4.25 percent.If you want to have this debt paid in full within ten years, how much must you pay each month?
A)$411.09
B)$464.04
C)$514.28
D)$536.05
E)$542.50

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Q 43Q 43

You are buying a previously owned car today at a price of $3,500.You are paying $300 down in cash and financing the balance for 36 months at 8.5 percent.What is the amount of each loan payment?
A)$101.02
B)$112.23
C)$118.47
D)$121.60
E)$124.40

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Q 44Q 44

Atlas Insurance wants to sell you an annuity which will pay you $1,600 per quarter for 25 years.You want to earn a minimum rate of return of 6.5 percent.What is the most you are willing to pay as a lump sum today to buy this annuity?
A)$72,008.24
B)$74,208.16
C)$78,818.41
D)$83,008.80
E)$88,927.59

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Q 45Q 45

Your car dealer is willing to lease you a new car for $245 a month for 48 months.Payments are due on the first day of each month starting with the day you sign the lease contract.If your cost of money is 6.5 percent, what is the current value of the lease?
A)$10,331.03
B)$10,386.99
C)$12,197.74
D)$12,203.14
E)$13,008.31

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Q 46Q 46

Your great aunt left you an inheritance in the form of a trust.The trust agreement states that you are to receive $2,400 on the first day of each year, starting immediately and continuing for 20 years.What is the value of this inheritance today if the applicable discount rate is 6.75 percent?
A)$24,890.88
B)$26,311.16
C)$27,677.34
D)$28,909.29
E)$29,333.33

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Q 47Q 47

You just received an insurance settlement offer related to an accident you had six years ago.The offer gives you a choice of one of the following three offers: You can earn 7.5 percent on your investments.You do not care if you personally receive the funds or if they are paid to your heirs should you die within the settlement period.Which one of the following statements is correct given this information?
A)Option A is the best choice as it provides the largest monthly payment.
B)Option B is the best choice because it pays the largest total amount.
C)Option C is the best choice because it is has the largest current value.
D)Option B is the best choice because you will receive the most payments.
E)You are indifferent to the three options as they are all equal in valuE.

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Q 48Q 48

Samuelson Engines wants to save $750,000 to buy some new equipment four years from now.The plan is to set aside an equal amount of money on the first day of each quarter starting today.The firm can earn 4.75 percent on its savings.How much does the firm have to save each quarter to achieve its goal?
A)$42,337.00
B)$42,969.70
C)$43,192.05
D)$43,419.29
E)$43,911.08

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Q 49Q 49

Stephanie is going to contribute $300 on the first of each month, starting today, to her retirement account.Her employer will provide a 50 percent match.In other words, her employer will contribute 50 percent of the amount Stephanie saves.If both Stephanie and her employer continue to do this and she can earn a monthly rate of 0.90 percent, how much will she have in her retirement account 35 years from now?
A)$1,936,264
B)$1,943,286
C)$1,989,312
D)$2,068,418
E)$2,123,007

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Q 50Q 50

You are considering an annuity which costs $160,000 today.The annuity pays $17,500 a year at an annual interest rate of 7.50 percent.What is the length of the annuity time period?
A)13 years
B)14 years
C)15 years
D)16 years
E)17 years

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Q 51Q 51

Today, you borrowed $6,200 on your credit card to purchase some furniture.The interest rate is 14.9 percent, compounded monthly.How long will it take you to pay off this debt assuming that you do not charge anything else and make regular monthly payments of $120?
A)5.87 years
B)6.40 years
C)6.93 years
D)7.23 years
E)7.31 years

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Q 52Q 52

Meadow Brook Manor would like to buy some additional land and build a new assisted living center.The anticipated total cost is $20.5 million.The CEO of the firm is quite conservative and will only do this when the company has sufficient funds to pay cash for the entire construction project.Management has decided to save $1.2 million a quarter for this purpose.The firm earns 6.25 percent, compounded quarterly, on the funds it saves.How long does the company have to wait before expanding its operations?
A)3.09 years
B)3.82 years
C)4.46 years
D)4.82 years
E)4.91 years

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Q 53Q 53

Today, you are retiring.You have a total of $411,016 in your retirement savings and have the funds invested such that you expect to earn an average of 7.10 percent, compounded monthly, on this money throughout your retirement years.You want to withdraw $2,500 at the beginning of every month, starting today.How long will it be until you run out of money?
A)31.97 years
B)34.56 years
C)42.03 year
D)48.19 years
E)You will never run out of money.

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Q 54Q 54

Gene's Art Gallery is notoriously known as a slow-payer.The firm currently needs to borrow $27,500 and only one company will even deal with them.The terms of the loan call for daily payments of $100.The first payment is due today.The interest rate is 24 percent, compounded daily.What is the time period of this loan? Assume a 365 day year.
A)264.36 days
B)280.81 days
C)303.22 days
D)316.46 days
E)341.09 days

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Q 55Q 55

The Wine Press is considering a project which has an initial cash requirement of $187,400.The project will yield cash flows of $2,832 monthly for 84 months.What is the rate of return on this project?
A)6.97 percent
B)7.04 percent
C)7.28 percent
D)7.41 percent
E)7.56 percent

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Q 56Q 56

Your insurance agent is trying to sell you an annuity that costs $230,000 today.By buying this annuity, your agent promises that you will receive payments of $1,225 a month for the next 30 years.What is the rate of return on this investment?
A)3.75 percent
B)4.47 percent
C)4.93 percent
D)5.45 percent
E)5.67 percent

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Q 57Q 57

You have been investing $250 a month for the last 13 years.Today, your investment account is worth $73,262.What is your average rate of return on your investments?
A)8.94 percent
B)9.23 percent
C)9.36 percent
D)9.41 percent
E)9.78 percent

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Q 58Q 58

Will has been purchasing $25,000 worth of New Tek stock annually for the past 15 years.His holdings are now worth $598,100.What is his annual rate of return on this stock?
A)6.13 percent
B)6.24 percent
C)6.29 percent
D)6.32 percent
E)6.36 percent

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Q 59Q 59

Your father helped you start saving $20 a month beginning on your 5

^{th}birthday.He always made you deposit the money into your savings account on the first day of each month just to "start the month out right." Today completes your 17^{th}year of saving and you now have $6,528.91 in this account.What is the rate of return on your savings? A)5.15 percent B)5.30 percent C)5.47 percent D)5.98 percent E)6.12 percentFree

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Q 60Q 60

Today, you turn 23.Your birthday wish is that you will be a millionaire by your 40

^{th}birthday.In an attempt to reach this goal, you decide to save $75 a day, every day until you turn 40.You open an investment account and deposit your first $75 today.What rate of return must you earn to achieve your goal? A)7.67 percent B)8.09 percent C)9.90 percent D)10.06 percent E)10.54 percentFree

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Q 61Q 61

You just settled an insurance claim.The settlement calls for increasing payments over a 10-year period.The first payment will be paid one year from now in the amount of $10,000.The following payments will increase by 4.5 percent annually.What is the value of this settlement to you today if you can earn 8 percent on your investments?
A)$76,408.28
B)$80,192.76
C)$82,023.05
D)$84,141.14
E)$85,008.16

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Q 62Q 62

Your grandfather left you an inheritance that will provide an annual income for the next 10 years.You will receive the first payment one year from now in the amount of $3,000.Every year after that, the payment amount will increase by 6 percent.What is your inheritance worth to you today if you can earn 9.5 percent on your investments?
A)$23,774.36
B)$28,666.67
C)$33,121.21
D)$35,464.12
E)$38,908.17

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Q 63Q 63

You just won a national sweepstakes! For your prize, you opted to receive never-ending payments.The first payment will be $12,500 and will be paid one year from today.Every year thereafter, the payments will increase by 3.5 percent annually.What is the present value of your prize at a discount rate of 8 percent?
A)$166,666.67
B)$248,409.19
C)$277,777.78
D)$291,006.12
E)$300,000.00

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Q 64Q 64

A wealthy benefactor just donated some money to the local college.This gift was established to provide scholarships for worthy students.The first scholarships will be granted one year from now for a total of $35,000.Annually thereafter, the scholarship amount will be increased by 5.5 percent to help offset the effects of inflation.The scholarship fund will last indefinitely.What is the value of this gift today at a discount rate of 9 percent?
A)$37,500
B)$350,000
C)$800,000
D)$1,000,000
E)$1,050,750

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Q 65Q 65

Southern Tours is considering acquiring Holiday Vacations.Management believes Holiday Vacations can generate cash flows of $187,000, $220,000, and $245,000 over the next three years, respectively.After that time, they feel the business will be worthless.Southern Tours has determined that a 13.5 percent rate of return is applicable to this potential acquisition.What is Southern Tours willing to pay today to acquire Holiday Vacations?
A)$503,098
B)$538,615
C)$545,920
D)$601,226
E)$638,407

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Q 66Q 66

You are considering two savings options.Both options offer a 7.4 percent rate of return.The first option is to save $900, $1,500, and $3,000 at the end of each year for the next three years, respectively.The other option is to save one lump sum amount today.If you want to have the same balance in your savings account at the end of the three years, regardless of the savings method you select, how much do you need to save today if you select the lump sum option?
A)$3,410
B)$3,530
C)$3,600
D)$4,560
E)$4,780

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Q 67Q 67

Your parents have made you two offers.The first offer includes annual gifts of $10,000, $11,000, and $12,000 at the end of each of the next three years, respectively.The other offer is the payment of one lump sum amount today.You are trying to decide which offer to accept given the fact that your discount rate is 8 percent.What is the minimum amount that you will accept today if you are to select the lump sum offer?
A)$28,216
B)$29,407
C)$29,367
D)$30,439
E)$30,691

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Q 68Q 68

You are considering changing jobs.Your goal is to work for three years and then return to school full-time in pursuit of an advanced degree.A potential employer just offered you an annual salary of $41,000, $43,000, and $46,000 a year for the next three years, respectively.All salary payments are made as lump sum payments at the end of each year.The offer also includes a starting bonus of $3,000 payable immediately.What is this offer worth to you today at a discount rate of 6.75 percent?
A)$111,406
B)$114,545
C)$116,956
D)$120,212
E)$133,697

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Q 69Q 69

You are considering a project which will provide annual cash inflows of $4,500, $5,700, and $8,000 at the end of each year for the next three years, respectively.What is the present value of these cash flows, given a 9 percent discount rate?
A)$14,877
B)$15,103
C)$15,429
D)$16,388
E)$16,847

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Q 70Q 70

You just signed a consulting contract that will pay you $38,000, $52,000, and $85,000 annually at the end of the next three years, respectively.What is the present value of these cash flows given a 10.5 percent discount rate?
A)$139,975
B)$148,307
C)$154,880
D)$157,131
E)$162,910

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Q 71Q 71

You have some property for sale and have received two offers.The first offer is for $89,500 today in cash.The second offer is the payment of $35,000 today and an additional $70,000 two years from today.If the applicable discount rate is 11.5 percent, which offer should you accept and why?
A)You should accept the $89,500 today because it has the higher net present value.
B)You should accept the $89,500 today because it has the lower future value.
C)You should accept the first offer as it has the greatest value to you.
D)You should accept the second offer because it has the larger net present value.
E)It does not matter which offer you accept as they are equally valuablE.

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Q 72Q 72

Your local travel agent is advertising an upscale winter vacation package for travel three years from now to Antarctica.The package requires that you pay $20,000 today, $35,000 one year from today, and a final payment of $45,000 on the day you depart three years from today.What is the cost of this vacation in today's dollars if the discount rate is 9.75 percent?
A)$85,931
B)$88,695
C)$90,219
D)$90,407
E)$92,478

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Q 73Q 73

One year ago, Deltona Motor Parts deposited $16,500 in an investment account for the purpose of buying new equipment three years from today.Today, it is adding another $12,000 to this account.The company plans on making a final deposit of $20,000 to the account one year from today.How much will be available when it is ready to buy the equipment, assuming the account pays 5.5 interest?
A)$53,408
B)$53,919
C)$56,211
D)$56,792
E)$58,021

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Q 74Q 74

Lucas will receive $7,100, $8,700, and $12,500 each year starting at the end of year one.What is the future value of these cash flows at the end of year five if the interest rate is 9 percent?
A)$33,418
B)$33,907
C)$34,276
D)$36,411
E)$37,255

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Q 75Q 75

You plan on saving $5,200 this year, nothing next year, and $7,500 the following year.You will deposit these amounts into your investment account at the end of each year.What will your investment account be worth at the end of year three if you can earn 8.5 percent on your funds?
A)$13,528.12
B)$13,621.57
C)$13,907.11
D)$14,526.50
E)$14,779.40

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Q 76Q 76

Miley expects to receive the following payments: Year 1 = $50,000; Year 2 = $28,000; Year 3 = $12,000.All of this money will be saved for her retirement.If she can earn an average of 10.5 percent on her investments, how much will she have in her account 25 years after making her first deposit?
A)$772,373
B)$789,457
C)$806,311
D)$947,509
E)$1,033,545

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Q 77Q 77

Blackwell, Inc.has a $75,000 liability it must pay three years from today.The company is opening a savings account so that the entire amount will be available when this debt needs to be paid.The plan is to make an initial deposit today and then deposit an additional $15,000 each year for the next three years, starting one year from today.The account pays a 4.5 percent rate of return.How much does the firm need to deposit today?
A)$18,299.95
B)$20,072.91
C)$21,400.33
D)$24,487.78
E)$31,076.56

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Q 78Q 78

The government has imposed a fine on the Corner Tavern.The fine calls for annual payments of $125,000, $100,000, $75,000, and $50,000, respectively, over the next four years.The first payment is due one year from today.The government plans to invest the funds until the final payment is collected and then donate the entire amount, including the investment earnings, to help the local community shelter.The government will earn 5.5 percent on the funds held.How much will the community shelter receive four years from today?
A)$319,674.06
B)$336,875.00
C)$392,510.99
D)$428,572.71
E)$485,737.67

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Q 79Q 79

Wicker Imports established a trust fund that provides $90,000 in scholarships each year for needy students.The trust fund earns a fixed 6 percent rate of return.How much money did the firm contribute to the fund assuming that only the interest income is distributed?
A)$1,150,000
B)$1,200,000
C)$1,333,333
D)$1,500,000
E)$1,600,000

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Q 80Q 80

A preferred stock pays an annual dividend of $3.20.What is one share of this stock worth today if the rate of return is 11.75 percent?
A)$23.48
B)$25.00
C)$27.23
D)$33.80
E)$35.55

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Q 81Q 81

You would like to establish a trust fund that will provide $120,000 a year forever for your heirs.The trust fund is going to be invested very conservatively so the expected rate of return is only 5.75 percent.How much money must you deposit today to fund this gift for your heirs?
A)$2,086,957
B)$2,121,212
C)$2,300,000
D)$2,458,122
E)$2,500,000

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Q 82Q 82

You just paid $750,000 for an annuity that will pay you and your heirs $42,000 a year forever.What rate of return are you earning on this policy?
A)4.85 percent
B)5.10 percent
C)5.35 percent
D)5.60 percent
E)5.85 percent

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Q 83Q 83

You grandfather won a lottery years ago.The value of his winnings at the time was $50,000.He invested this money such that it will provide annual payments of $2,400 a year to his heirs forever.What is the rate of return?
A)4.75 percent
B)4.80 percent
C)5.00 percent
D)5.10 percent
E)5.15 percent

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Q 84Q 84

The preferred stock of Casco has a 6.25 percent dividend yield.The stock is currently priced at $59.30 per share.What is the amount of the annual dividend?
A)$3.30
B)$3.35
C)$3.40
D)$3.71
E)$3.90

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Q 85Q 85

Your credit card company charges you 1.65 percent interest per month.What is the annual percentage rate on your account?
A)18.95 percent
B)19.80 percent
C)20.90 percent
D)21.25 percent
E)21.70 percent

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Q 86Q 86

What is the annual percentage rate on a loan with a stated rate of 2.75 percent per quarter?
A)11.00 percent
B)11.09 percent
C)11.18 percent
D)11.27 percent
E)11.31 percent

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Q 87Q 87

You are paying an effective annual rate of 18.974 percent on your credit card.The interest is compounded monthly.What is the annual percentage rate on this account?
A)17.50 percent
B)18.00 percent
C)18.25 percent
D)18.64 percent
E)19.00 percent

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Q 88Q 88

What is the effective annual rate if a bank charges you 8.25 percent compounded quarterly?
A)8.32 percent
B)8.38 percent
C)8.42 percent
D)8.51 percent
E)8.61 percent

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Q 89Q 89

Your credit card company quotes you a rate of 17.9 percent.Interest is billed monthly.What is the actual rate of interest you are paying?
A)19.03 percent
B)19.21 percent
C)19.44 percent
D)19.57 percent
E)19.72 percent

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Q 90Q 90

The Pawn Shop loans money at an annual rate of 23 percent and compounds interest weekly.What is the actual rate being charged on these loans?
A)25.16 percent
B)25.80 percent
C)26.49 percent
D)26.56 percent
E)26.64 percent

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Q 91Q 91

You are considering two loans.The terms of the two loans are equivalent with the exception of the interest rates.Loan A offers a rate of 7.75 percent, compounded daily.Loan B offers a rate of 8 percent, compounded semi-annually.Which loan should you select and why?
A)A; the effective annual rate is 8.06 percent.
B)A; the annual percentage rate is 7.75 percent.
C)B; the annual percentage rate is 7.68 percent.
D)B; the effective annual rate is 8.16 percent.
E)The loans are equivalent offers so you can select either onE.

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Q 92Q 92

You have $5,600 that you want to use to open a savings account.There are five banks located in your area.The rates paid by banks A through E, respectively, are given below.Which bank should you select if your goal is to maximize your interest income?
A)4.61 percent, compounded annually
B)4.15 percent, compounded monthly
C)4.57 percent, compounded semi-annually
D)4.10 percent, compounded continuously
E)4.25 percent, compounded quarterly

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Q 93Q 93

What is the effective annual rate of 14.9 percent compounded continuously?
A)15.59 percent
B)15.62 percent
C)15.69 percent
D)15.84 percent
E)16.07 percent

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Q 94Q 94

What is the effective annual rate of 5.25 percent compounded continuously?
A)5.27 percent
B)5.39 percent
C)5.43 percent
D)5.46 percent
E)5.49 percent

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Q 95Q 95

City Bank wants to appear competitive based on quoted loan rates and thus must offer a 7.75 percent annual percentage rate on its loans.What is the maximum rate the bank can actually earn based on the quoted rate?
A)8.06 percent
B)8.14 percent
C)8.21 percent
D)8.26 percent
E)8.58 percent

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Q 96Q 96

You are going to loan a friend $550 for one year at a 6 percent rate of interest, compounded annually.How much additional interest could you have earned if you had compounded the rate continuously rather than annually?
A)$0.84
B)$1.01
C)$1.10
D)$1.23
E)$1.28

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Q 97Q 97

You are borrowing money today at 8.48 percent, compounded annually.You will repay the principal plus all the interest in one lump sum of $12,800 two years from today.How much are you borrowing?
A)$9,900.00
B)$10,211.16
C)$10,877.04
D)$11,401.16
E)$11,250.00

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Q 98Q 98

This morning, you borrowed $9,500 at 8.9 percent annual interest.You are to repay the loan principal plus all of the loan interest in one lump sum four years from today.How much will you have to repay?
A)$13,360.88
B)$13,808.13
C)$13,911.89
D)$14,006.08
E)$14,441.20

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Q 99Q 99

On this date last year, you borrowed $3,400.You have to repay the loan principal plus all of the interest six years from today.The payment that is required at that time is $6,000.What is the interest rate on this loan?
A)8.01 percent
B)8.45 percent
C)8.78 percent
D)9.47 percent
E)9.93 percent

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Q 100Q 100

John's Auto Repair just took out a $52,000, 10-year, 8 percent, interest-only loan from the bank.Payments are made annually.What is the amount of the loan payment in year 10?
A)$7,120
B)$8,850
C)$13,264
D)$49,000
E)$56,160

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Q 101Q 101

On the day you entered college, you borrowed $18,000 on an interest-only, four-year loan at 5.25 percent from your local bank.Payments are to be paid annually.What is the amount of your loan payment in year 2?
A)$945
B)$1,890
C)$3,600
D)$5,106
E)$6,250

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Q 102Q 102

On the day you entered college you borrowed $30,000 from your local bank.The terms of the loan include an interest rate of 4.75 percent.The terms stipulate that the principal is due in full one year after you graduate.Interest is to be paid annually at the end of each year.Assume that you complete college in four years.How much total interest will you pay on this loan?
A)$7,266.67
B)$7,400.00
C)$7,125.00
D)$8,529.00
E)$8,607.11

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Q 103Q 103

You just acquired a mortgage in the amount of $249,500 at 6.75 percent interest, compounded monthly.Equal payments are to be made at the end of each month for thirty years.How much of the first loan payment is interest? (Assume each month is equal to 1/12 of a year.)
A)$925.20
B)$1,206.16
C)$1,403.44
D)$1,511.21
E)$1,548.60

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Q 104Q 104

On June 1, you borrowed $220,000 to buy a house.The mortgage rate is 8.25 percent.The loan is to be repaid in equal monthly payments over 15 years.The first payment is due on July 1.How much of the second payment applies to the principal balance? (Assume that each month is equal to 1/12 of a year.)
A)$626.08
B)$721.14
C)$1,358.56
D)$1,453.38
E)$2,056.70

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Q 105Q 105

This morning, you borrowed $150,000 to buy a house.The mortgage rate is 7.35 percent.The loan is to be repaid in equal monthly payments over 20 years.The first payment is due one month from today.How much of the second payment applies to the principal balance? (Assume that each month is equal to 1/12 of a year.)
A)$268.84
B)$277.61
C)$917.06
D)$925.83
E)$1,194.67

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Q 106Q 106

Western Bank offers you a $21,000, 9-year term loan at 8 percent annual interest.What is the amount of your annual loan payment?
A)$3,228.50
B)$3,361.67
C)$3,666.67
D)$3,901.18
E)$4,311.07

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Q 107Q 107

First Century Bank wants to earn an effective annual return on its consumer loans of 10 percent per year.The bank uses daily compounding on its loans.By law, what interest rate is the bank required to report to potential borrowers?
A)9.23 percent
B)9.38 percent
C)9.53 percent
D)9.72 percent
E)10.00 percent

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Q 108Q 108

Downtown Bank is offering 2.2 percent compounded daily on its savings accounts.You deposit $8,000 today.How much will you have in your account 11 years from now?
A)$10,190.28
B)$10,714.06
C)$11,204.50
D)$11,336.81
E)$11,414.14

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Q 109Q 109

You want to buy a new sports coupe for $41,750, and the finance office at the dealership has quoted you an 8.6 percent APR loan compounded monthly for 48 months to buy the car.What is the effective interest rate on this loan?
A)8.28 percent
B)8.41 percent
C)8.72 percent
D)8.87 percent
E)8.95 percent

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Q 110Q 110

Beginning three months from now, you want to be able to withdraw $1,700 each quarter from your bank account to cover college expenses over the next 4 years.The account pays 1.25 percent interest per quarter.How much do you need to have in your account today to meet your expense needs over the next 4 years?
A)$24,514.50
B)$24,847.15
C)$25,068.00
D)$25,454.09
E)$25,711.18

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Q 111Q 111

You are planning to save for retirement over the next 15 years.To do this, you will invest $1,100 a month in a stock account and $500 a month in a bond account.The return on the stock account is expected to be 7 percent, and the bond account will pay 4 percent.When you retire, you will combine your money into an account with a 5 percent return.How much can you withdraw each month during retirement assuming a 20-year withdrawal period?
A)$2,636.19
B)$2,904.11
C)$3,008.21
D)$3,113.04
E)$3,406.97

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Q 112Q 112

You want to be a millionaire when you retire in 40 years.You can earn A 12.5 percent annual return.How much more will you have to save each month if you wait 10 years to start saving versus if you start saving at the end of this month?
A)$19.22
B)$54.13
C)$108.47
D)$141.15
E)$183.38

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Q 113Q 113

You have just won the lottery and will receive $540,000 as your first payment one year from now.You will receive payments for 26 years.The payments will increase in value by 4 percent each year.The appropriate discount rate is 10 percent.What is the present value of your winnings?
A)$6,221,407
B)$6,906,372
C)$7,559,613
D)$7,811,406
E)$8,003.11

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Q 114Q 114

You are preparing to make monthly payments of $72, beginning at the end of this month, into an account that pays 6 percent interest compounded monthly.How many payments will you have made when your account balance reaches $9,312?
A)97
B)100
C)119
D)124
E)131

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Q 115Q 115

You want to borrow $47,170 from your local bank to buy a new sailboat.You can afford to make monthly payments of $1,160, but no more.Assume monthly compounding.What is the highest rate you can afford on a 48-month APR loan?
A)8.38 percent
B)8.67 percent
C)8.82 percent
D)9.01 percent
E)9.18 percent

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Q 116Q 116

You need a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage to buy a new home for $240,000.Your mortgage bank will lend you the money at a 7.5 percent APR for this 360-month loan, with interest compounded monthly.However, you can only afford monthly payments of $850, so you offer to pay off any remaining loan balance at the end of the loan in the form of a single balloon payment.What will be the amount of the balloon payment if you are to keep your monthly payments at $850?
A)$1,112,464
B)$1,113,316
C)$1,114,480
D)$1,115,840
E)$1,116,315

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Q 117Q 117

The present value of the following cash flow stream is $5,933.86 when discounted at 11 percent annually.What is the value of the missing cash flow?
A)$1,500
B)$1,750
C)$2,000
D)$2,250
E)$2,500

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Q 118Q 118

You have just purchased a new warehouse.To finance the purchase, you've arranged for a 30-year mortgage loan for 80 percent of the $2,600,000 purchase price.The monthly payment on this loan will be $12,200.What is the effective annual rate on this loan?
A)5.95 percent
B)6.25 percent
C)6.46 percent
D)7.01 percent
E)7.50 percent

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Q 119Q 119

Consider a firm with a contract to sell an asset 3 years from now for $90,000.The asset costs $71,000 to produce today.At what rate will the firm just break even on this contract?
A)7.87 percent
B)8.01 percent
C)8.23 percent
D)8.57 percent
E)8.90 percent

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Q 120Q 120

What is the present value of $1,100 per year, at a discount rate of 10 percent if the first payment is received 6 years from now and the last payment is received 30 years from now?
A)$6,199.74
B)$6,238.87
C)$6,333.33
D)$6,420.12
E)$6,511.08

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Q 121Q 121

You have your choice of two investment accounts.Investment A is a 5-year annuity that features end-of-month $2,500 payments and has an interest rate of 11.5 percent compounded monthly.Investment B is a 10.5 percent continuously compounded lump sum investment, also good for five years.How much would you need to invest in B today for it to be worth as much as investment A five years from now?
A)$108,206.67
B)$119,176.06
C)$124,318.08
D)$129,407.17
E)$131,008.15

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Q 122Q 122

Given an interest rate of 8 percent per year, what is the value at date t = 9 of a perpetual stream of $500 annual payments that begins at date t = 17?
A)$3,376.68
B)$4,109.19
C)$4,307.78
D)$6,250.00
E)$6,487.17

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Q 123Q 123

You want to buy a new sports car for $55,000.The contract is in the form of a 60-month annuity due at a 6 percent APR, compounded monthly.What will your monthly payment be?
A)$1,047.90
B)$1,053.87
C)$1,058.01
D)$1,063.30
E)$1,072.11

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Q 124Q 124

You are looking at a one-year loan of $10,000.The interest rate is quoted as 8 percent plus 5 points.A point on a loan is simply 1 percent (one percentage point) of the loan amount.Quotes similar to this one are very common with home mortgages.The interest rate quotation in this example requires the borrower to pay 5 points to the lender up front and repay the loan later with 10 percent interest.What is the actual rate you are paying on this loan?
A)13.00 percent
B)13.47 percent
C)13.55 percent
D)13.68 percent
E)13.84 percent

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Q 125Q 125

Your holiday ski vacation was great, but it unfortunately ran a bit over budget.All is not lost.You just received an offer in the mail to transfer your $5,000 balance from your current credit card, which charges an annual rate of 18.7 percent, to a new credit card charging a rate of 9.4 percent.You plan to make payments of $510 a month on this debt.How many less payments will you have to make to pay off this debt if you transfer the balance to the new card?
A)0.36 payments
B)0.48 payments
C)1.10 payments
D)1.23 payments
E)2.49 payments

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Q 126Q 126

Explain the difference between the effective annual rate (EAR) and the annual percentage rate (APR).Of the two, which one has the greater importance and why?

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Q 127Q 127

You are considering two annuities, both of which pay a total of $20,000 over the life of the annuity.Annuity A pays $2,000 at the end of each year for the next 10 years.Annuity B pays $1,000 at the end of each year for the next 20 years.Which annuity has the greater value today? Is there any circumstance where the two annuities would have equal values as of today? Explain.

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Q 128Q 128

Why might a borrower select an interest-only loan instead of an amortized loan, which would be cheaper?

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