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The Value of Money

Charlie owes Joe $8000 on a note that is due in five years with accumulated interest at 6%. Joe has an investment opportunity now that he thinks will earn 18%. There's a chance, however, that it will earn as little as 4%. A bank has offered to discount the note at 14% and give Joe cash that he can invest today.

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a. How much ahead will Joe be if he takes the bank's offer and the investment does turn out to yield 18%?

b. How much behind will he be if the investment turns out to yield only 4%?

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The value of money
Charlie owes Joe $8000 on a note that is due in five years with accumulated interest at 6%. Joe has an investment opportunity now that he thinks will earn 18%. There's a chance, however, that it will earn as little as 4%. A bank has offered to discount the note at 14% and give Joe cash ...

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This solution is comprised of a detailed explanation to answer how much ahead will Joe be if he takes the bank's offer and the investment does turn out to yield 18% and how much behind will he be if the investment turns out to yield only 4%.

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