# On July 1, Somerset Inc. issued $200,000 of 10%, 10-year bonds when the market rate was 12%. The bonds paid interest semi-annually. Assuming the bonds sold at 58.55, what was the selling price of the bonds? Explain why the cash received from selling this bond is different from the$200,000 face value of the bond.

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## On July 1, Somerset Inc. issued $200,000 of 10%, 10-year bonds when the market rate was 12%. The bonds paid interest semi-annually. Assuming the bonds sold at 58.55, what was the selling price of the bonds? Explain why the cash received from selling this bond is different from the$200,000 face value of the bond.

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Concept introduction:

Bonds:

are defined as debt instruments which are usually issued by the company that borrows to its lenders. They are issued at a rate of interest that is specified and for a specified period of time. The bondholders receive a fixed rate of interest on the bonds and the repayment of the bonds is made at the maturity date.

To indicate:

The selling price of the bonds and reason for lower selling price

### Explanation of Solution

The Selling price of bonds is calculated as follows:

Selling Price = Par value of Bonds x Issue price /100

= 200000× 58.55100

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