Mary and Joe would like to save up $10,000 by the end of 3 years from now to buy new furniture for their home. They currently have $1,500. in a saving account set aside for the furniture. They would like to make 3 equal year end deposit to this savings account to pay for the furniture when they purchase it three years from now assuming that this account pay 6% interest how much should the year end payment be.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 4, 2020, 12:01 am ad1c9bdddf
Currently they have $1,500 in savings. The future value of this savings in 3 years at 6% is
FV = 1,500 (1+6%)^3 = $1,786.52
The solution explains how to calculate the future value of a lump sum and an ordinary annuity.