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Price of bonds if contract rate different from market rate

If the interest rate is 10% and a company issued $80,000,14%, 4-year bonds that pay interest semiannually. What is the selling price pf bonds issue

How would I start this problem off, is their a certain method to use since it says semiannually?

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The selling price of the bond is the present value of interest and principal, discounted at the market rate.
The bonds have a face value (principal) amount of $80,000 and pay interest of 14%. The annual interest is 80,000X14%=11,200. Since the interest is paid semi ...

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The solution explains how to calculate the issue price of bonds if the contract rate on bonds is different from the market rate at the time the bonds are issued.

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