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    Suppose that General Motors Acceptance Corp issued a bond with a ten years until maturity.A face value of $1000 and a coupon rate of 7% (annual payments). The yield to maturity on this bond when it was issued was 6%.

    a. What was the price of this bond when it was issued.

    b. Assuming the yield to maturity remains constant, what is the price of the bond immediately before it makes its first coupon payment.

    c. Assuming the yield to maturity remains constant, what is the price of the bond immediately after it makes is first coupon payment.

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