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Anyone good at math? Please, oh please!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gumpsgirl, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    I know this is a chicken forum, but my son is in need of some serious help with this math question. We have looked and searched and looked and searched and still can't figure out how to do this problem. HELP!

    Here's the question:
    An investment company owns a 10-year, 6% simple interest note that has a face value of $50,000. A bank agrees to purchase the note 3 years before it is due by discounting it at 9%. Find (A) the maturity value of the note, (B) the discount, and (C) the proceeds.

    We are not necessarily looking for the answers, but would love someone to help show us the correct formula here. I honestly don't understand where this question even comes into play in his business math course. There isn't one place in his book that even explains this. Thank you!​
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2008
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    I'm assuming "simple interest" compounds once per year, right? (You didn't provide any definitions for the terms in the problem).

    The way I am guessing, every year, the note would earn 6% interest.

    Year One = (.06x$10,000)+$10,000

    Year Two = (.06xAnswer to Year One)+Answer to Year One

    Year Three = (.06xAnswer to Year Two)+Answer to Year Two

    etc. etc. etc.

    The answer the Year Six would be the answer to part (A).

    In year seven, the bank decides to buy it, but the price is reduced by 9%. Take the answer to Year Six and multiply it by .09. That would be (B), the discount.

    Subtract that amount from the answer to Year Six. That would be (C), the proceeds.

    I *think* I'm right, but if I'm not, I won't be offended. I'm an English major that made it through high school calculus with B+s and As, so I basically look at math as brain teasers... If I'm right, I'm right, and if I'm wrong, I must have forgotten something since then. [​IMG]
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    4 ?????? :|
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    I provided all the information that the question provided. See why we were so confused?!?! [​IMG]

    You have been a life saver Chicken Lady! Many, many, many thanks! [​IMG]

    the1much - Thank you for your attempt also. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2008
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I used to be so good at math. If my mom was home she would have got had the answer in no time. She is really really good at it.
  6. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    Quote:i aint the shapest tool in da box [​IMG]

  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Quote:It's done! It's done! It's done! WOO-HOO! I really can't thank you enough! I am so grateful that this is finished. He had this one last question to do and his Business Math course is finished. Thank you again! [​IMG]
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    I have to ask my chicken [​IMG]
  10. webfooted chicken

    webfooted chicken Hatching

    Nov 1, 2008
    I was a member of BYC many years ago. I don't know when the forum changed, but I signed back up under my original name.

    Anywho, A professor friend has created a great tutorial web site that has all the calculators and learning tools needed for school minded people. take a look. I wish I had these when I was in school.



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