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Unformatted text preview: Assignment 3 ACTSC231 (Mathematics of Finance), FALL 2010 This assignment consists of two parts. In the first part, you need to work out eleven questions that are in the same style as in the previous two assignments. In the second part, you need to use Excel spreadsheet to answer the given questions. Detail instructions are given at the beginning of both parts. Deadline : • Part I: November 19 (Friday); submit your solutions to the instructor in class; assign- ments submitted after the November 19 class are unacceptable. • Part II: by 5:00pm, November 26; submit one Excel file that contains all your answers in the Drop Box on the UW-ACE web site. You must place the present page on the top of your solutions to Part I as the cover and combine them together, and put your name, UW ID number and section number very clearly in the corresponding blanks below. If you fail to do so, 5% of your grade will be taken off for Part I of this assignment. Name: UW ID #: Section: Part I [30 points] Instruction: To earn the credit of this part, you need to justify your answer clearly. Simply listing the final answer is unacceptable. I might only select a part of the assigned questions to be marked, and your credit will be based on your performance on those selected questions. However, in order to obtain the full credit for this assignment, you have to work out all the assigned questions. The problems are not in the order of difficulties. 1. A thirty-year annuity has annual payments of $1,000 at the beginning of each year for ten years, then annual payments of $2,000 at the beginning of each year for twenty years. A perpetuity has payments of $ Q at the end of each year for twenty years, then payments of $3 Q at the end of each year thereafter. The present value of the thirty-year annuity is half of that of the perpetuity when calculated using an annual...
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2010 for the course MATH 235/237 taught by Professor Wilkie during the Spring '10 term at Waterloo.
- Spring '10