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How does the Federal Reserve affect interest rates that are charged by banks for loans?

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How does the Federal Reserve affect interest rates that are charged by banks for loans?

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Very easy effective and nominal interest questions. I need full solutions for problems 4.6, 4.8, 4.11, 4.15, 4.19, 4.21, 4.30, 4.32, 4.37, 4.45, 4.54, 4.56. (See attached file for full problem description.) 4.6 For an interest rate of 12% per year compounded every 2 months, determine the nominal interest rate per (a) 4 m

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