Unit 5: Instructor Graded Assignment
Future Value and Present Value
Unit 5 focuses on the future value and present value of compounding interest, which is covered in your reading of Chapter 13: â€œCompound Interest, Future Value, and Present Value.â€
You must show your work at all times. The steps for solving each problem must be explained. Failure to do so could result in your submission being given a 0 grade. If you have any questions about how much work to show, please contact your instructor.
Assignments must be submitted as a MicrosoftÂ® WordÂ® document and uploaded to the Dropbox for Unit 5. Type all answers directly in this Assignment below each question.
All Assignments are due by Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. ET of the assigned unit.
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Future Value and Present Value Assignment (Total 40 Points)
Question 1: (10 Points)
Calculate the future value of an investment of $1,000, after 6 months, earning 6% APR, compounded monthly, by compounding manually. 1,000x(1+0.06)^.5 = 1,029.56
Reminder: Be sure to show your work, and to calculate the period interest before solving.
Question 2: (10 Points)
Find the future value of a $150,000 Certificate of Deposit that pays compounded interest every six months at the rate of 4% per year. The CD has a term of 5 years. 1+I
Calculate the FV (Future Value) using the â€œFuture Value or Compound Amount of $1.00â€ table in your textbook.
a) Calculate the FV (Future Value) using the formula: FV = P(1 + R)N
b) How much interest was earned on the investment?
Question 3: (10 Points)
You inherit $200,000 and decide to invest it for 28 days compounded daily at 6% annual interest. After the 28 days, you are going to invest your new found money in a startup business.
a) How much interest is earned on this investment?
$10,223.38 was earned
b) How much money will you have to invest in the startup after the 28 days?
Question 4: (10 Points)
How much money must be invested into an account paying 6% annually, compounded annually, to have $500,000 in 25 years when I retire?
a) Calculate the PV (Present Value) using the â€œPresent Value of $1.00â€ table in your textbook.
b) Calculate the PV (Present Value) using the formula: PV = FV / (1 +R)N
c) How much interest did you earn over the life of the investment?