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3rd Edition
James M. Wahlen + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337788281

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Section ### Intermediate Accounting: Reporting...

3rd Edition
James M. Wahlen + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337788281
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# Present Value of an Annuity Ralph Benke wants to make 8 equal semiannual withdrawals of $8,000 from a fund that will earn interest at 11 % compounded semiannually.Required:How much would Ralph have to invest on: 1. January 1, 2019, if the first withdrawal is made on July 1, 2019 2. July 1, 2019, if the first withdrawal is made on July 1, 2019 3. January 1, 2019, if the first withdrawal is made on January 1, 2022 1. To determine Determine the amount required to be invested on January 1, 2019, if the first withdrawal is made on July 1, 2019. Explanation Annuity: An annuity is referred as a sequence of payment of fixed amount of cash flows that occurs over the equal intervals of time. Cash flow occurs during the first day of each time period is known as an annuity due, whereas cash flow occurs during the last day of each time period is known as an ordinary annuity. Determine the amount required to be invested on January 1, 2019, if the first withdrawal is made on July 1, 2019. Here, the cash flow (withdrawals) occurs during the last day of each time period, hence it is an ordinary annuity. 8 equal semiannual withdrawals of$8,000. Interest rate is 11% compounded semiannually and then the interest rate per one half-year is 5.5%(11%peryear12×6months in a semiannual)=5.5%

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Determine the amount required to be invested on July 1, 2019, if the first withdrawal is made on July 1, 2019.

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Determine the amount required to be invested on January 1, 2019, if the first withdrawal is made on January 1, 2022.

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