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# Calculating the net present value.

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Suppose that you are in the real estate business. You are considering the construction of an office building. The land would cost \$50,000 and construction would cost another \$300,000. Assume for the moment that a \$400,000 payoff is guaranteed. The office building is not the only way to obtain \$400,000 one year from now. How much would you have to invest in a government bond (interest rate @ 7%) in order to receive \$400,000 at the end of the year?

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This solution is comprised of a simple explanation of how to calculate net present value. The government bonds of investments are examined.

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You would have to invest:

\$400,000 X 1/1.07 = \$400,000 X .935 = ...

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