   # What does the nominal interest rate equal, given the following? a. Real interest rate = 3 percent; expected inflation rate = 1 percent b. Real interest rate = 5 percent; expected inflation rate = −3 percent ### Macroeconomics

13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337617390

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Section ### Macroeconomics

13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337617390
Chapter 14, Problem 6WNG
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## What does the nominal interest rate equal, given the following?a. Real interest rate = 3 percent; expected inflation rate = 1 percentb. Real interest rate = 5 percent; expected inflation rate = −3 percent

(a)

To determine

The nominal interest rate.

### Explanation of Solution

It is given that the real interest rate is 3 percent, and the expected inflation rate is 1 percent.

The nominal interest rate can be calculated using Equation (1) as follows:

Nominal interest rate=Real interest rate+Expected rate of inflation (1)

(b)

To determine

The nominal interest rate.

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