A Corporation issues 15,000,000 bonds in to be retired in 20 years. How much must be paid into a sinking fund up front at 4% compounded annually to pay off the total amount due?
Supposing M dollars should be paid annually then the future value of each annual payment is:
where i=0,1,2,...,19 ...
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