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Finance 300
Homework # 4 – Time Value of Money
1. Future Value of a Single Cash Flow or Lump Sum
KFed needs your financial advice. He just got a $100,000 divorce settlement and would
like to invest it. You tell him that he should put his money into a Certificate of Deposit
(CD) that pays 10% interest per year. Thus, How much should KFed obtain at the end of
year 5?
FV
5
= $161,051
KFed should get $161,051 at the end of year 5.
2. Present Value of a Single Cash Flow or Lump Sum
Beavis is your best friend. He was recently offered an investment that would pay him
$2,000 at the end of year 4. The interest rate quoted was 9% per year. What should be the
most Beavis should pay for this investment, in other words, what is the present value of
this investment?
PV
4
=
= $1,417.43
After you figured out the PV of this investment, Beavis tells you that the price of this
investment is $3,500. Do you recommend that he buys this investment? Explain (Note :
you don’t need calculations here)
No, this investment is only worth $1,417.43 and this most anyone should pay for it.
If
you were to pay more than $1,417.73 for this investment, you would be taking an inferior
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 Spring '08
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 Finance, Time Value Of Money, Future Value

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