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Money and policy chapter 5 test bank (1)

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The Time Value of Money
True / False Questions

1. Compound interest pays interest for each time period on the original investment plus the
accumulated interest.
True False

2. When money is invested at compound interest, the growth rate is the interest rate.
True False

3. The present value of an annuity due equals the present value of an ordinary annuity times
the discount rate.
True False

4. The more frequent the compounding, the higher the future value, other things equal.
True False

5. A dollar tomorrow is worth more than a dollar today.

True False

6. The Excel function for future value is FV (rate, nper, pmt, PV).
True False

7. For a given amount, the lower the discount rate, the less the present value.
True False


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8. Comparing the values of undiscounted cash flows is analogous to comparing apples to
True False

9. To calculate present value, we discount the future value by some interest rate r, the discount
True False

10. The discount factor is used to calculate the present value of $1 received in year t.
True False

11. You should never compare cash flows occurring at different times without first
discounting them to a common date.
True False

12. The Excel function for present value is PV (rate, nper, pmt, FV).
True False

13. A perpetuity is a special form of an annuity.
True False

14. An annuity factor represents the future value of $1 that is deposited today.
True False

15. Accrued interest declines with each payment on an amortizing loan.
True False


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16. Converting an annuity to an annuity due decreases the present value.
True False

17. The term "constant dollars" refers to equal payments for amortizing a loan.
True False

18. An annuity due must have a present value at least as large as an equivalent ordinary
True False

19. Any sequence of equally spaced, level cash flows is called an annuity. An annuity is also
known as a perpetuity.
True False

20. A mortgage loan is an example of an amortizing loan. "Amortizing" means that part of the
monthly payment is used to pay interest on the loan and part is used to reduce the amount of
the loan.
True False

21. The Excel function for interest rate is RATE (nper, pmt, PV, FV).
True False

22. An effective annual rate must be greater than an annual percentage rate.
True False


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23. An annual percentage rate (APR) is determined by annualizing the rate using compound
True False

24. In 2002, the U.S. inflation rate was below 2% and a few countries were even experiencing
True False

25. Nominal dollars refer to the amount of purchasing power.
True False

26. The appropriate manner of adjusting for inflationary effects is to discount nominal cash
flows with real interest rates.
True False

Multiple Choice Questions

27. What is the future value of $10,000 on deposit for 5 years at 6% simple interest?
A. $7,472.58
B. $10,303.62
C. $13,000.00
D. $13,382.26

28. Under which of the following conditions will a future value calculated with simple interest
exceed a future value calculated with compound interest at the same rate?
A. The interest rate is very high.
B. The investment period is very long.
C. The compounding is annually.
D. This is not possible with positive interest rates.


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29. How much interest is earned in just the third year on a $1,000 deposit that earns 7%
interest compounded annually?
A. $70.00
B. $80.14
C. $105.62
D. $140.00

30. How much interest will be earned in the next year on an investment paying 12%
compounded annually if $100 was just credited to the account for interest?
A. $88
B. $100
C. $112
D. $200

31. The concept of compound interest refers to:
A. earning interest on the original investment.
B. payment of interest on previously earned interest.
C. investing for a multiyear period of time.
D. determining the APR of the investment.

32. When an investment pays only simple interest, this means:
A. the interest rate is lower than on comparable investments.
B. the future value of the investment will be low.
C. the earned interest is nontaxable to the investor.
D. interest is earned only on the original investment.

33. Approximately how long must one wait (to the nearest year) for an initial investment of
$1,000 to triple in value if the investment earns 8% compounded annually?
A. 9 years
B. 14 years
C. 22 years
D. 25 years


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34. How much will accumulate in an account with an initial deposit of $100, and which earns
10% interest compounded quarterly for 3 years?
A. $107.69
B. $133.10
C. $134.49
D. $313.84

35. What will be the approximate population of the United States, if its current population of
300 million grows at a compound rate of 2% annually for 25 years?
A. 413 million
B. 430 million
C. 488 million
D. 492 million

36. How much interest can be accumulated during one year on a $1,000 deposit paying
continuously compounded interest at an APR of 10%?
A. $100.00
B. $105.17
C. $110.50
D. $115.70

37. How much interest will be earned in an account into which $1,000 is deposited for one
year with continuous compounding at a 13% rate?
A. $130.00
B. $138.83
C. $169.00
D. $353.34

38. What is the discount factor for $1 to be received in 5 years at a discount rate of 8%?
A. .4693
B. .5500
C. .6000
D. .6806


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39. Assume the total expense for your current year in college equals $20,000. Approximately
how much would your parents have needed to invest 21 years ago in an account paying 8%
compounded annually to cover this amount?
A. $952.00
B. $1,600.00
C. $1,728.00
D. $3,973.00

40. How much must be deposited today in an account earning 6% annually to accumulate a
20% down payment to use in purchasing a car one year from now, assuming that the car's
current price is $20,000, and inflation will be 4%?
A. $3,774
B. $3,782
C. $3,925
D. $4,080

41. Given a set future value, which of the following will contribute to a lower present value?
A. Higher discount rate
B. Fewer time periods
C. Less frequent discounting
D. Lower discount factor

42. Cash flows occurring in different periods should not be compared unless:
A. interest rates are expected to be stable.
B. the flows occur no more than one year from each other.
C. high rates of interest can be earned on the flows.
D. the flows have been discounted to a common date.


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43. A corporation has promised to pay $1,000 20 years from today for each bond sold now.
No interest will be paid on the bonds during the 20 years, and the bonds are discounted at a
7% interest rate. Approximately how much should an investor pay for each bond?
A. $70.00
B. $258.42
C. $629.56
D. $857.43

44. What is the present value of your trust fund if it promises to pay you $50,000 on your 30th
birthday (7 years from today) and earns 10% compounded annually?
A. $25,000.00
B. $25,657.91
C. $28,223.70
D. $29,411.76

45. How much more would you be willing to pay today for an investment offering $10,000 in
4 years rather than the normally advertised 5-year period? Your discount rate is 8%.
A. $544.47
B. $681.48
C. $740.74
D. $800.00

46. What is the present value of $100 to be deposited today into an account paying 8%,
compounded semiannually for 2 years?
A. $85.48
B. $100.00
C. $116.00
D. $116.99


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47. How much must be invested today in order to generate a 5-year annuity of $1,000 per
year, with the first payment 1 year from today, at an interest rate of 12%?
A. $3,604.78
B. $3,746.25
C. $4,037.35
D. $4,604.78

48. The salesperson offers, "Buy this new car for $25,000 cash or, with appropriate down
payment, pay $500 per month for 48 months at 8% interest." Assuming that the salesperson
does not offer a free lunch, calculate the "appropriate" down payment.
A. $1,000.00
B. $4,520.64
C. $5,127.24
D. $8,000.00

49. What is the present value of the following payment stream, discounted at 8% annually:
$1,000 at the end of year 1, $2,000 at the end of year 2, and $3,000 at the end of year 3?
A. $5,022.11
B. $5,144.03
C. $5,423.87
D. $5,520.00

50. What is the present value of the following set of cash flows at an interest rate of 7%:
$1,000 today, $2,000 at end of year 1, $4,000 at end of year 3, and $6,000 at end of year 5?
A. $9,731
B. $10,412
C. $10,524
D. $11,524


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51. A cash-strapped young professional offers to buy your car with four, equal annual
payments of $3,000, beginning 2 years from today. Assuming you're indifferent to cash versus
credit, that you can invest at 10%, and that you want to receive $9,000 for the car, should you
A. Yes; present value is $9,510.
B. Yes; present value is $11,372.
C. No; present value is $8,645.
D. No; present value is $7,461.

52. How much more is a perpetuity of $1,000 worth than an annuity of the same amount for
20 years? Assume a 10% interest rate and cash flows at end of period.
A. $297.29
B. $1,486.44
C. $1,635.08
D. $2,000.00

53. A stream of equal cash payments lasting forever is termed:
A. an annuity.
B. an annuity due.
C. an installment plan.
D. a perpetuity.

54. Which of the following factors is fixed and thus cannot change for a specific perpetuity?
A. PV of a perpetuity
B. Cash payment of a perpetuity
C. Interest rate on a perpetuity
D. Discount rate of a perpetuity

55. The present value of a perpetuity can be determined by:
A. Multiplying the payment by the interest rate.
B. Dividing the interest rate by the payment.
C. Multiplying the payment by the number of payments to be made.
D. Dividing the payment by the interest rate.


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56. A perpetuity of $5,000 per year beginning today is said to offer a 15% interest rate. What
is its present value?
A. $33,333.33
B. $37,681.16
C. $38,333.33
D. $65,217.39

57. Your car loan requires payments of $200 per month for the first year and payments of
$400 per month during the second year. The annual interest rate is 12% and payments begin in
one month. What is the present value of this 2-year loan?
A. $6,246.34
B. $6,389.78
C. $6,428.57
D. $6,753.05

58. Which of the following will increase the present value of an annuity, other things equal?
A. Increasing the interest rate
B. Decreasing the interest rate
C. Decreasing the number of payments
D. Decreasing the amount of the payment

59. What is the present value of a five-period annuity of $3,000 if the interest rate is 12% and
the first payment is made today?
A. $9,655.65
B. $10,814.33
C. $12,112.05
D. $13,200.00


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60. $3,000 is deposited into an account paying 10% annually, to provide three annual
withdrawals of $1,206.34 beginning in one year. How much remains in the account after the
second payment has been withdrawn?
A. $1,326.97
B. $1,206.34
C. $1,096.69
D. $587.32

61. How many monthly payments remain to be paid on an 8% mortgage with a 30-year
amortization and monthly payments of $733.76, when the balance reaches one-half of the
$100,000 mortgage?
A. Approximately 268 payments
B. Approximately 180 payments
C. Approximately 92 payments
D. Approximately 68 payments

62. What is the present value of a four-period annuity of $100 per year that begins 2 years
from today if the discount rate is 9%?
A. $297.21
B. $323.86
C. $356.85
D. $388.97

63. If $120,000 is borrowed for a home mortgage, to be repaid at 9% interest over 30 years
with monthly payments of $965.55, how much interest is paid over the life of the loan?
A. $120,000
B. $162,000
C. $181,458
D. $227,598


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64. $50,000 is borrowed, to be repaid in three equal, annual payments with 10% interest.
Approximately how much principal is amortized with the first payment?
A. $2,010.60
B. $5,000.00
C. $15,105.74
D. $20,105.74

65. An amortizing loan is one in which:
A. the principal remains unchanged with each payment.
B. accrued interest is paid regularly.
C. the maturity of the loan is variable.
D. the principal balance is reduced with each payment.

66. You're ready to make the last of four equal, annual payments on a $1,000 loan with a 10%
interest rate. If the amount of the payment is $315.47, how much of that payment is accrued
A. $28.68
B. $31.55
C. $100.00
D. $315.47

67. What will be the monthly payment on a home mortgage of $75,000 at 12% interest, to be
amortized over 30 years?
A. $771.46
B. $775.90
C. $1,028.61
D. $1,034.53


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68. Your real estate agent mentions that homes in your price range require a payment of
approximately $1,200 per month over 30 years at 9% interest. What is the approximate size of
the mortgage with these terms?
A. $128,035
B. $147,940
C. $149,140
D. $393,120

69. Which of the following characteristics applies to the amortization of a loan such as a home
A. The amortization decreases with each payment.
B. The amortization increases with each payment.
C. The amortization is constant throughout the loan.
D. The amortization fluctuates monthly with changes in interest rates.

70. How much must be saved annually, beginning 1 year from now, in order to accumulate
$50,000 over the next 10 years, earning 9% annually?
A. $3,291
B. $3,587
C. $4,500
D. $4,587

71. Approximately how much should be accumulated by the beginning of retirement to
provide a $2,500 monthly check that will last for 25 years, during which time the fund will
earn 8% interest with monthly compounding?
A. $261,500.00
B. $323,800.00
C. $578,700.00
D. $690,000.00


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72. The present value of an annuity stream of $100 per year is $614 when valued at a 10%
rate. By approximately how much would the value change if these were annuities due?
A. An increase of $10
B. An increase of $61
C. An increase of $100
D. Unknown without knowing number of payments

73. Approximately how much must be saved for retirement in order to withdraw $100,000 per
year for the next 25 years if the balance earns 8% annually, and the first payment occurs 1
year from now?
A. $1,067,000
B. $1,250,000
C. $2,315,000
D. $2,500,000

74. With $1.5 million in an account expected to earn 8% annually over the retiree's 30 years
of life expectancy, what annual annuity can be withdrawn, beginning today?
A. $112,150
B. $120,000
C. $123,371
D. $133,241

75. How much can be accumulated for retirement if $2,000 is deposited annually, beginning 1
year from today, and the account earns 9% interest compounded annually for 40 years?
A. $87,200.00
B. $675,764.89
C. $736,583.73
D. $802,876.27


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76. Which of the following strategies will allow real retirement spending to remain
approximately equal, assuming savings of $1,000,000 invested at 8%, a 25-year horizon, and
4% expected inflation?
A. Spend approximately $63,000 annually.
B. Spend approximately $78,225 annually.
C. Spend approximately $93,680 annually.
D. Spend approximately $127,500 annually.

77. In calculating the present value of $1,000 to be received 5 years from today, the discount
factor has been calculated to be .7008. What is the apparent interest rate?
A. 5.43%
B. 7.37%
C. 8.00%
D. 9.50%

78. If the future value of an annuity due = $25,000 and $24,000 is the future value of an
ordinary annuity that is otherwise similar to the annuity due, what is the implied discount
A. 1.04%
B. 4.17%
C. 5.00%
D. 8.19%

79. A furniture store is offering free credit on purchases over $1,000. You observe that a bigscreen television can be purchased for nothing down and $4,000 due in one year. The store
next door offers an identical television for $3,650 but does not offer credit terms. Which
statement below best describes the "free" credit?
A. The "free" credit costs about 8.75%.
B. The "free" credit costs about 9.13%.
C. The "free" credit costs about 9.59%.
D. The "free" credit effectively costs zero%.


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80. The present value of the following cash flows is known to be $6,939.91; $500 today,
$2,000 in 1 year, and $5,000 in 2 years. What discount rate is being used?
A. 3%
B. 4%
C. 5%
D. 6%

81. Your retirement account has a current balance of $50,000. What interest rate would need
to be earned in order to accumulate a total of $1,000,000 in 30 years, by adding $6,000
A. 5.02%
B. 7.24%
C. 9.80%
D. 10.07%

82. If a borrower promises to pay you $1,900 9 years from now in return for a loan of $1,000
today, what effective annual interest rate is being offered?
A. 5.26%
B. 7.39%
C. 9.00%
D. 10.00%

83. "Give me $5,000 today and I'll return $20,000 to you in 5 years," offers the investment
broker. To the nearest percent, what annual interest rate is being offered?
A. 25%
B. 29%
C. 32%
D. 60%


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84. A car dealer offers payments of $522.59 per month for 48 months on a $25,000 car after
making a $4,000 down payment. What is the loan's APR?
A. 6%
B. 9%
C. 11%
D. 12%

85. What APR is being earned on a deposit of $5,000 made 10 years ago today if the deposit
is worth $9,948.94 today? The deposit pays interest semiannually.
A. 3.56%
B. 6.76%
C. 7.00%
D. 7.12%

86. An interest rate that has been annualized using compound interest is termed the:
A. simple interest rate.
B. annual percentage rate.
C. discounted interest rate.
D. effective annual interest rate.

87. What is the relationship between an annually compounded rate and the annual percentage
rate (APR) which is calculated for truth-in-lending laws for a loan requiring monthly
A. The APR is lower than the annually compounded rate.
B. The APR is higher than the annually compounded rate.
C. The APR equals the annually compounded rate.
D. The answer depends on the interest rate.

88. What is the APR on a loan that charges interest at the rate of 1.4% per month?
A. 10.20%
B. 14.00%
C. 16.80%
D. 18.16%


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89. If interest is paid m times per year, then the per-period interest rate equals the:
A. effective annual rate divided by m.
B. compound interest rate times m.
C. effective annual rate.
D. annual percentage rate divided by m.

90. If the effective annual rate of interest is known to be 16.08% on a debt that has quarterly
payments, what is the annual percentage rate?
A. 4.02%
B. 10.02%
C. 14.50%
D. 15.19%

91. Which account would be preferred by a depositor: an 8% APR with monthly
compounding or 8.5% APR with semiannual compounding?
A. 8.0% with monthly compounding.
B. 8.5% with semiannual compounding.
C. The depositor would be indifferent.
D. The time period must be known to select the preferred account.

92. What is the annually compounded rate of interest on an account with an APR of 10% and
monthly compounding?
A. 10.00%
B. 10.47%
C. 10.52%
D. 11.05%

93. What is the APR on a loan with an effective annual rate of 15.01% and weekly
compounding of interest?
A. 12.00%
B. 12.50%
C. 13.00%
D. 14.00%


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94. What is the effective annual interest rate on a 9% APR automobile loan that has monthly
A. 9.00%
B. 9.38%
C. 9.81%
D. 10.94%

95. Other things being equal, the more frequent the compounding period, the:
A. higher the APR.
B. lower the APR.
C. higher the effective annual interest rate.
D. lower the effective annual interest rate.

96. An APR will be equal to an effective annual rate if:
A. compounding occurs monthly.
B. compounding occurs continuously.
C. compounding occurs annually.
D. an error has occurred; these terms cannot be equal.

97. A credit card account that charges interest at the rate of 1.25% per month would have an
annually compounded rate of _______ and an APR of _______.
A. 16.08%; 15.00%
B. 14.55%; 16.08%
C. 12.68%; 15.00%
D. 15.00%; 14.55%

98. If inflation in Wonderland averaged about 20% per month in 2000, what was the
approximate annual inflation rate?
A. 20%
B. 240%
C. 790%
D. 890%


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99. Assume your uncle recorded his salary history during a 40-year career and found that it
had increased 10-fold. If inflation averaged 4% annually during the period, how would you
describe his purchasing power, on average?
A. His purchasing power remained on par with inflation.
B. He "beat" inflation by nearly 1% annually.
C. He "beat" inflation by slightly below 2% annually.
D. He "beat" inflation by 5% annually.

100. Which of the following statements best describes the real interest rate?
A. Real interest rates exceed inflation rates.
B. Real interest rates can decline only to zero.
C. Real interest rates can be negative, zero, or positive.
D. Real interest rates traditionally exceed nominal rates.

101. What is the expected real rate of interest for an account that offers a 12% nominal rate of
return when the rate of inflation is 6% annually?
A. 5.00%
B. 5.66%
C. 6.00%
D. 9.46%

102. What happens over time to the real cost of purchasing a home if the mortgage payments
are fixed in nominal terms and inflation is in existence?
A. The real cost is constant.
B. The real cost is increasing.
C. The real cost is decreasing.
D. The price index must be known to answer this question.


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103. What is the minimum nominal rate of return that you should accept if you require a 4%
real rate of return and the rate of inflation is expected to average 3.5% during the investment
A. 7.36%
B. 7.50%
C. 7.64%
D. 8.01%

Essay Questions

104. Discuss the statement, "Money has a time value."

105. Would you prefer a savings account that paid 7% interest, compounded quarterly, over an
account that paid 7.5% with annual compounding if you had $1,000 to deposit? Would the
answer change if you had $100,000 to deposit?


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106. If 4 years of college are expected to cost $150,000 18 years from now, how much must
be deposited now into an account that will average 8% annually in order to save the
$150,000? By how much would your answer change if you expected 11% annually?

107. Prizes are often not "worth" as much as claimed. Place a value on a prize of $5,000,000
which is to be received in equal payments over 20 years, with the first payment beginning
today. Assume an interest rate of 7% over the 20 years.

108. Show numerically that a savings account with a current balance of $1,000 that earns
interest at 9% annually is precisely sufficient to make the payments on a 3-year loan of $1,000
that carries equal annual payments at 9% interest.


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109. A loan officer states, "Thousands of dollars can be saved by switching to a 15-year
mortgage from a 30-year mortgage." Calculate the difference in payments on a 30-year
mortgage at 9% interest versus a 15-year mortgage with 8.5% interest. Both mortgages are for
$100,000 and have monthly payments. What is the difference in total dollars that will be paid
to the lender under each loan?

110. Some home loans involve "points," which are fees charged by the lender. Each point
charged means that the borrower must pay 1% of the loan amount as a fee. For example, if 0.5
point is charged on a $100,000 loan, the loan repayment schedule is calculated on the
$100,000 loan, but the net amount the borrower receives is only $99,500. What is the
effective annual interest rate charged on such a loan, assuming that loan repayment occurs
over 360 months, and that the interest rate is 1% per month?

111. In 1973 Gordon Moore, one of Intel's founders, predicted that the number of transistors
that could be placed on a single silicon chip would double every 18 months, equivalent to an
annual growth of 59% (i.e., 1.591.5 = 2.0). The first microprocessor was built in 1971 and had
2,250 transistors. By 2003 Intel chips contained 410 million transistors, over 182,000 times
the number 32 years earlier. What has been the annual compound rate of growth in processing
power? How does it compare with the prediction of Moore's law?


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112. How should we compare interest rates quoted over different time intervals—for example,
monthly versus annual rates?

113. Discuss the statement, "It is always preferred to select an account that offers compound
interest over an account that offers simple interest."

114. After reading the fine print in your credit card agreement, you find that the "low" interest
rate is actually an 18% APR, or 1.5% per month. Now, to make you feel even worse, calculate
the effective annual interest rate.

115. Why is it difficult and perhaps risky to evaluate financial projects based on APR alone?


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