Math 103, Section 11, Tuesday,
March 29, 2011
Chapter 10 The Mathematics of Money
Assignment Chapter 10A
Please do Exercises 18, 24, 30, and 36, pages 392-393 and upload to
Sakai.
Homework is due by Friday, April 1, 5 minutes before midnight
Assignment Chapter 10B
Please do exercises 38,60,66,and 68 and upload to Sakai.
Homework is due by Tuesday, April 5, 5 minutes before midnight
Homework to be discussed in class on Friday, April 1
Page 395, Exercise 63 and 65.
Homework to be discussed in class on Tuesday, March 29
Exercises 23, 31, 35, 37.
1.
Suppose that you deposit $1237.50 in a savings account that pays 8.25% annual
interest, with interest credited to the account at the end of each year. Assuming that no
withdrawals are made, find the balance in the account after 4 ½
years.
2.
45 years ago Sally purchased a bond paying 4% annual compound interest. Today the
investment has grown to a value of $23,800. How much did Sally pay for the bond?
Round your answer to the nearest dollar.
If the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) starts the month at 11,000 and increases by
5% the first week, what would the percentage decrease have to be in the second week
so that the DJIA is at 11,000, its starting value at the beginning of the month?
Thank you
Kristina
for your solution!
Kristina’s solution:
1
st
week: Increasing by 5% means being multiplied by 1+5%=1+.05=1.05
1.05*11000=11550
2
nd
week: Let X=value by which we need to multiply 11550 so that we end up with
11000
Then 11550 *
X=
11000
X= .952381
What % decrease is this?
1-.952381=0.047619=4.76% decrease
So a 4.76 % decrease will bring the DJIA back down to its starting value!
Or, you can solve this problem in one step, as follows:
Let X=value by which we need to multiply by so that we end up with 11000
Then 1.05*X*11000=11000
11550X=11000
X=11000/11550=.952381
which is a 4.76% decrease