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    Mark Grace, Inc. has completed the purchase of new IBM computers. the fair market value of the equipment is $824,150. the purchase agreement specifies an immediate down payment of $200,000 and semi-annual payments of $76,952 beginning at the end of 6 months for 5 years. What is the interest rate to the nearest percent used in discounting this purchase transaction?

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    The present value of all payments must be equal to the fair value of the machine= $824,150
    Immediate down payment= $200,000
    Therefore, remining amount= $624,150 =$824,150-$200,000

    The PV of the semi-annual payments must ...

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    Calculates the interest rate used for discounting.

    $2.19

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