# Recurrence relation for amount in account at end of n years if no money withdrawn.

• Mar 26th 2011, 07:59 AM
mujix
Recurrence relation for amount in account at end of n years if no money withdrawn.
A deposit of 50000 O.R.is maid to an investment fund at the beginning of a year.On the last day of each year two dividends are awarded.The first dividend is 20% of the amount in the account during that year. The second dividend is 45% of the amount in the account in the previous year.

(a)Find a recurrence relation for {pn}, where pn is the amount in the account at the end of n years if no money is ever withdrawn.

hope someone can help me, and thanks in advance.
• Mar 26th 2011, 10:00 AM
SpringFan25
You didn't specify where you were stuck, so i'll assume its at the first step.

The amount of money at the end of year n is going to be the amount of money at the end of the previous year + dividends received in that year.
• Mar 27th 2011, 07:07 AM
CaptainBlack
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Originally Posted by mujix
A deposit of 50000 O.R.is maid to an investment fund at the beginning of a year.On the last day of each year two dividends are awarded.The first dividend is 20% of the amount in the account during that year. The second dividend is 45% of the amount in the account in the previous year.

(a)Find a recurrence relation for {pn}, where pn is the amount in the account at the end of n years if no money is ever withdrawn.

hope someone can help me, and thanks in advance.

Let $p_n$ be the amount in the account at the end of the $n$ th year.

Now you need to write $p_{n+1}$ in terms of $p_n$ and $p_{n-1}$.

Try that let us know how you get on and what problems you are still having.

CB