### Problems involving calculations with dividends

Please help with the following problem. 3M pays quarterly cash dividends on its common stock. Suppose 3M forecasts earnings per share of $4.00 this year and $3.80, $3.20, $4.80,and $4.08 over the following four years, respectively, and believes it can maintain a long-term payout ratio of 1/4. 3M revises its dividends once