3. A company sets up a quarterly award to recognize the hard work and dedication of one employee per quarter. The award is $200 every three months for the first 4 years (16 awards). After that, the award increases by 1.5% per quarter for 3 years (12 awards), followed by a 1% per quarter increase thereafter. If the interest rate is ja = 8%, how much money does the company need to set aside today to fund this award forever?

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3. A company sets up a quarterly award to recognize the hard work and dedication of one employee per quarter.
The award is $200 every three months for the first 4 years (16 awards). After that, the award increases by 1.5%
per quarter for 3 years (12 awards), followed by a 1% per quarter increase thereafter. If the interest rate is
ja = 8%, how much money does the company need to set aside today to fund this award forever?
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3. A company sets up a quarterly award to recognize the hard work and dedication of one employee per quarter. The award is $200 every three months for the first 4 years (16 awards). After that, the award increases by 1.5% per quarter for 3 years (12 awards), followed by a 1% per quarter increase thereafter. If the interest rate is ja = 8%, how much money does the company need to set aside today to fund this award forever?

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