Fundamentals of Financial Management, Concise Edition (MindTap Course List)

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ISBN: 9781305635937

Author: Eugene F. Brigham, Joel F. Houston

Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Inflation is a general increase in prices and may be measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The following problem is related to price increases:

1. Your parents bought a home for $50,000 in 1982 and sold it in 2012 for $250,000. What was the annual rate of price increase over the 30 years?

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In October 2017 a pound of apples cost $1.47, while oranges cost $1.11. Four years earlier the price of apples was only $1.26 a pound and that if oranges was $0.97 a pound.
What was the annual compound rate of growth in the price of apples?
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if the same rates of growth persist in the future, what will be the price of apples / oranges in 2030?

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An antique index started at 100 and returned 16.67% per year over the next 20 years. What is the ending value of the index?
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In 1982 the inflation rate hit 16%. Suppose that the average cost of a textbook in 1982 was $25. What was the expected cost in the year 2017 if we project this rate of inflation on the cost? (Assume continuous compounding. Round your answer to the nearest cent.)
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Hyperinflation is indicated by all of the following, except:
a. The general population prefers to keep its wealthy in nonmonetary assets.
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d. All of the choices indicate hyperinflation.

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