Ed long promised to pay is son $400 semiannually for 12 years. Assume Ed can invest his money at 6 % in an ordinary annuity. How much must Ed invest today to pay his son $400 semiannually for 12 years?

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  1. i = .06/2 = .03
    n = 24
    Present value = 400(1 - 1.03^-24)/.03
    = ....

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  2. 12 years x2 =24periods


    24 periods @3%

    400 x 16.9355= $6,774.20

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