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There are many problems throughout the text labeled IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Just relax; do not be afraid to give your opinion. For the most part, these questions do not have “right” or “wrong” answers. You should spend about five minutes in answering each of these questions.
First identify the variables, and then substitute into the annuity formula. If you have a programmable calculator, it would be a good idea to program your calculator for annuities before working these problems. If you program a calculator, be sure to test the output using Example 1.
Substitute the given values into the sinking fund formula. If you have a programmable calculator, now would be a good time to program it for sinking fund problems. Be sure to test your program by working Example 3.
Before working this problem read Example 2. This is an important problem so treat your response with a thoughtful response.
First decide what type of financial problem is presented. These problems are ordinary annuities. Next, apply the appropriate formula; in this case, see Example 1.
First decide what type of financial problem is presented. These problems are sinking fund problems. Next, apply the appropriate formula; in this case, see Example 3.
First decide what type of financial problem is presented. See Example 1.