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**pocketrocket** My homework question goes like this:

You are purchasing a new car. The price is $18,239. You will pay $2,000 now and the rest, monthly, in a 4-year loan. The automobile dealership is offering a sales promotion where either:

1) You will receive a $1,000 rebate check now and the annual interest rate on the loan is 11.9% or

2) The annual interest rate on the loan will be 1.9% but there is no rebate.

Compare the two options by calculating the present value of each option, assuming the discount rate is 8%. Which is a better deal?

I'm allowed to use Excel but I don't even know where to begin!

Thank you!