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    Market interest 11%, Welch issued $100,000, 8%, 10-year bonds. Discount or premium?

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    When the market rate of interest was 11%, Welch Corporation issued $100,000, 8%, 10-year bonds that pay interest semiannually. Using the straight-line method, the amount of discount or premium to be amortized each interest period would be:

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    We need to determine the market value of this bond in order to determine the amount of the premium or discount.

    The value of a bond is the present value of its stream of payments, discounted at the market rate. We know that this bond will pay 8% of $100,000 = ...

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