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# 18-a) What would be the future value of \$18,000 invested now if the money remains deposited...

18-a) What would be the future value of \$18,000 invested now if the money remains deposited for eight years, the annual interest rate is 18 percent, and interest on the investment is compounded semi-annually?

b) How would your answer for (a) change if quarterly compounding were used?

18.a. The future value is computed as shown below:

Future value = Present value (1 + r)n

r is computed as follows:

= 18% / 2 (Since the interest is compounded semi annually, hence divided by 2)

= 9% or 0.09

n is computed as follows:

= 8 x 2 (Since the interest is compounded semi annually, hence multiplied by 2)

= 16

So, the amount will be computed as follows:

= \$ 18,000 x 1.0916

= \$ 71,465.51 Approximately

18.b. The future value is computed as shown below:

Future value = Present value (1 + r)n

r is computed as follows:

= 18% / 4 (Since the interest is compounded quarterly, hence divided by 4)

= 4.5% or 0.045

n is computed as follows:

= 8 x 4 (Since the interest is compounded quarterly, hence multiplied by 4)

= 32

So, the amount will be computed as follows:

= \$ 18,000 x 1.04532

= \$ 73,619.66 Approximately

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