Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Personal Finance - 8.5 Annuities, Methods of Saving, and Investments - Exercise Set 8.5: 26

Answer

(a) The amount saved after 5 years is $\$14,163$ (b) The interest is $\$1663$

Work Step by Step

(a) This is the formula we use to calculate the value of an annuity: $A = \frac{P~[(1+\frac{r}{n})^{nt}-1]}{\frac{r}{n}}$ $A$ is the future value of the annuity $P$ is the amount of the periodic deposit $r$ is the interest rate $n$ is the number of times per year the interest is compounded $t$ is the number of years $A = \frac{P~[(1+\frac{r}{n})^{nt}~-1]}{\frac{r}{n}}$ $A = \frac{(\$2500)~[(1+\frac{0.0625}{1})^{(1)(5)}~-1]}{\frac{0.0625}{1}}$ $A = \$14,163$ The amount saved after 5 years is $\$14,163$ (b) The total amount of money deposited into the annuity is $\$2500 \times 5$, which is $\$12,500$ The interest is the difference between the value of the annuity and the total amount deposited. We can calculate the interest. $interest = \$14,163 - \$12,500 = \$1663$ The interest is $\$1663$
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