Posted by Scott on .
$2700 left in an account paying 4% interest would be worth how much today?

Math 
Damon,
Scott, you are not giving us anything like the information required for this problem or the other one.
Compound interest?
How often? (monthly, continuous, quarterly)
How long?
In your earlier problem you gave us no idea what the interest rate was or how often it was compounded. Are you making these problems up yourself? 
Math 
Scott,
It is not a school question. It is a real life question.
So let's assume the interest averaged 4 % compounded daily over the 27 years. 
Math 
Damon,
future value = present value e^yr
where y = 27 years
r = .04 yearly interest rate
e^1.08 = 2.945
so
2700 * 2.945 = 7950.63 
Math 
Damon,
calculator here:
http://www.moneychimp.com/articles/finworks/continuous_compounding.htm