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# Future & Present Value Example in Excel

? Calculate the future value of the following:
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o \$5,000 compounded annually at 6% for 5 years
o \$5,000 compounded semiannually at 6% for 5 years
o \$5,000 compounded quarterly at 6% for 5 years
o \$5,000 compounded annually at 6% for 6 years
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? Answer the following: What conclusions can be drawn about the frequency of compounding interest? What conclusions can be drawn about the length of time an amount is compounding?
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? Calculate the present value of the following:
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o \$7,000 in 5 years at an annual discount rate of 6%
o \$7,000 in 5 years at a semiannual discount rate of 6%
o \$7,000 in 5 years at a quarterly discount rate of 6%
o \$7,000 in 6 years at an annual discount rate of 6%

? Answer the following: What conclusions can be drawn about the frequency of the discounting interval? What conclusions can be drawn about the length of time until the receipt of that value?

? Answer the following: Assume you have a choice between two annuity contracts. Contract A pays \$5,000 per year for 5 years starting one year from today. Contract B pays \$5,000 per year for 5 years starting today. The discount rate for each is 6%. Which annuity contract would you choose for your retirement? Why?

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The solution computes Future & Present Value in a given scenario in Excel.

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