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Payments and Present Value

Payments of 5000 and 7000 are due 3 and 5 yrs respectively from today. They are to be replaced by two payments due 1 1/2 and 4 yrs from today. the first payment is to be half the amount of the 2nd payment. what should the payments if money can earn 7.5% compounded semiannually??

ans: 3711.68

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what will the amount be in an rrsp after 25 yr if contribution of 2000 are made at the beginning of the year for the first 10 yrs and contributions of 4000 are made at the beginning of each year for the subsequent 15 yrs? assume that the rrsp will earn 8% compounded quarterly.

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Answer 1: First we need to determine the PV of the 5,000 and 7,000 payments in Years 3 and 5 respectively.

PV of $5,000 payment = 5000/(1.075^3) = 4024.802848
PV of $7,000 payment = 7000/(1.075^5) = 4875.910426
Net PV = 8900.713274

Now we need to replace it with two payments. Use the following formula:
8900.713274 = (x/2)/(1.075^1.5) + x/(1.075^4)

where x is the payment amount in year 4.

Solving for x we get x=7433.375977
and x/2 = $3,716.688

The slight difference in answer is due to rounding.

Answer 2:
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