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# Suppose we have the following Treasury bill returns and inflation rates over an eight-year period: Year...

 Suppose we have the following Treasury bill returns and inflation rates over an eight-year period:
 Year Treasury Bills Inflation 1 10.45% 12.55% 2 11.36 16.00 3 9.06 10.29 4 8.34 7.97 5 8.88 10.29 6 11.23 12.77 7 14.11 16.98 8 15.97 16.90
 a. Calculate the average return for Treasury bills and the average annual inflation rate for this period. (Do not round intermediate calculations and enter your answers as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.) b. Calculate the standard deviation of Treasury bill returns and inflation over this period. (Do not round intermediate calculations and enter your answers as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.) c. What was the average real return for Treasury bills over this period? (A negative answer should be indicated by a minus sign. Do not round intermediate calculations and enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

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