Chapter 6.4, Problem 37E

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Ron Larson

ISBN: 9781305860919

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**Present Value** A business is expected to yield a continuous flow of profit at the rate of $500,000 per year. Assuming an annual interest rate of 9% compounded continuously, what is the present value of the business

(a) for 20 years?

(b) forever?

**(a)**

To determine

**To calculate:** The present value of the business if the continuous flow of profit at rate of

Explanation

**Given Information:**

Provided information is:

Profit is

**Formula used:**

Present value of Perpetuity:

Here,

**Calculation:**

Consider the provided information and recall the formula for present value.

Interest in fraction form is:

Substitute

**(b)**

To determine

**To calculate:** The present value of the business if the continuous flow of profit at rate of

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