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    Present Values. Compute the present value of a $100 cash flow for the following combinations
    of discount rates and times:
    a. r = 8 percent. t = 10 years.
    b. r = 8 percent. t = 20 years.
    c. r = 4 percent. t = 10 years.
    d. r = 4 percent. t = 20 years.

    Future Values. Compute the future value of a $100 cash flow for the same combinations of
    rates and times as in problem above.

    Calculating Interest Rate. Find the interest rate implied by the following combinations of
    present and future values:
    The Time Value of Money

    Present Value Years Future Value
    $400 11 $684
    $183 4 $249
    $300 7 $300

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    Loan Payments. If you take out an $8,000 car loan that calls for 48 monthly payments at an
    APR of 10 percent, what is your monthly payment? What is the effective annual interest rate on
    the loan?

    Amortizing Loan. You take out a 30-year $100,000 mortgage loan with an APR of 6 percent
    and monthly payments. In 12 years you decide to sell your house and pay off the mortgage.
    What is the principal balance on the loan?

    Amortizing Loan. Consider a 4-year amortizing loan. You borrow $1,000 initially, and repay
    it in four equal annual year-end payments.
    a. If the interest rate is 8 percent, show that the annual payment is $301.92.
    b. Fill in the following table, which shows how much of each payment is interest versus
    principal repayment (that is, amortization), and the outstanding balance on the loan at each
    Loan Year-End Interest Year-End Amortization
    Time Balance Due on Balance Payment of Loan
    0 $1,000 $80 $301.92 $221.92
    1 --- --- 301.92 ---
    2 --- --- 301.92 ---
    3 --- --- 301.92 ---
    4 0 0 - -
    c. Show that the loan balance after 1 year is equal to the year-end payment of $301.92 times
    the 3-year annuity factor.

    4. Bond Pricing. A 6-year Circular File bond pays interest of $80 annually and sells for $950.
    What is its coupon rate, current yield, and yield to maturity?

    5. Bond Pricing. If Circular File (see question 4) wants to issue a new 6-year bond at face value,
    what coupon rate must the bond offer?

    6. Bond Yields. An AT&T bond has 10 years until maturity, a coupon rate of 8 percent, and sells
    for $1,100.
    a. What is the current yield on the bond?
    b. What is the yield to maturity?

    Bond Prices and Yields.
    a. Several years ago, Castles in the Sand, Inc., issued bonds at face value at a yield to maturity
    of 7 percent. Now, with 8 years left until the maturity of the bonds, the company has run into
    hard times and the yield to maturity on the bonds has increased to 15 percent. What has happened
    to the price of the bond?

    b. Suppose that investors believe that Castles can make good on the promised coupon payments,
    but that the company will go bankrupt when the bond matures and the principal
    comes due. The expectation is that investors will receive only 80 percent of face value at maturity.
    If they buy the bond today, what yield to maturity do they expect to receive?

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