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Gina has planned to start college education in 4 years from now. To pay for her college education, she has decided to save \$1000 a quarter for the next 4 years in a bank account paying 12% interest (Compounded Quarterly). How much will she have at the end of 4th year? (Round to the nearest whole dollar)

Jun 22nd, 2015

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Jun 23rd, 2015

okay, thank you

Jun 23rd, 2015

The answer is \$20,157. Give me just a bit more time to type out the steps for you:)

Jun 23rd, 2015

SO, I tried to make this as simple as possible. First, we need to look at the Future Value of Annuity which can be calculated through the equation:

Future Value of Annuity (FVA) = Annuity * [(1+i)n - 1] / i

Key:

i = Interest rate,

n = Number of payments

Pluggin in our numbers,

FVA = \$1,000 * [(1+12%/4)4*4 - 1] / (12%/4)

= \$1,000 * [1.605-1] / 3% --> 1000/.03= 3,333.33 . And 1.605-1 = .605. So now we just multiply the two numbers:

= 3,333.33 * 0.605

= 20,156.88

Future Value of Annuity (FVA) = \$20,156.88. --> ROUND TO NEAREST DOLLAR \$20,157

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