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While vacationing in Florida , john Kelley saw the vacation home of

his dreams. It was listed with a sale price of %186,000. The only catch is that John is 38 years old and plans to continue working until he is 65. Still, he believes that prices generally increase at the overall rate of inflation. John believes that he can earn%12 annually after taxes on his investments. He is willing to invest a fixed amount at the end of each of the next 27 yearsto fund the cash purchase of such a house (one that can be purchased today for $186,000) when he retires.


a)    Inflation is expected to average 4% a year for the next 27 years. What will John's dream house cost when he retires ?
b)    How much must john invest at the end of each of the next 27 years to have the cash purchase price of the house when he retires?
c)    If John invests at the beginning instead of at the end of each of the next 27 years , how much he invest each year?

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