 ## PRACTICE EXERCISE 3.4

21. You are offered a contract that will pay \$50.00 per year indefinitely. If your discount rate is 10%, what would you be willing to pay for the offered contract?
\$_______________________

22. If your required return is 10%, what would you be willing to pay for a perpetuity cash flow of \$5.00 per year?
\$_______________________

21. You are offered a contract that will pay \$50.00 per year indefinitely. If your discount rate is 10%, what would you be willing to pay for the offered contract? \$500.00 PVp = A x (1/R) PVp = \$50.00 (1 / 0.10) PVp = \$500.00
22. If your required return is 10%, what would you be willing to pay for a perpetuity cash flow of \$5.00 per year? \$50.00 PVp = A x (1/R) PVp = \$5.00 (1 / 0.10) PVp = \$50.00

UNIT SUMMARY

In this unit, we focused on the changes in the value of money over time.
Future value - simple / compound
interest

The future value of money at the end of a defined period of time results from adding the amount of interest that may be earned on an investment to the principal amount. Simple interest is paid on the principal at the end of the payment period at a defined rate.
Interest also may be compounded, which means that interest is reinvested after each payment period and earns interest in each subsequent period. Interest may be compounded at the end of discrete annual or non-annual periods, or continuously throughout the life of the investment.