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    Given:

    The investor plans to invest in only one of three alternatives: a high-risk stock, a low-risk stock, or a savings account that pays a sure $500.

    To invest in either stock, the investor must pay a brokerage fee of $200. If the market goes up, the value of the high-risk stock will increase by $1,700, and the value of the low-risk stock will increase by $1,200. If the market stays at the same level, the value will increase by $300 for the high-risk stock, and the value will increase by $400 for the low-risk stock. If the ...

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