• Aug 11th 2012, 08:39 AM
yoshimuru
Assuming that interest is compounded annually, what interest rate
would give the same total return after 6 years as Scheme 1?

how would i work this out, would appreciate any help!,
• Aug 11th 2012, 12:43 PM
SpringFan25
post the entire question please
• Aug 11th 2012, 01:16 PM
yoshimuru
3. You have £5000 to invest but you have to choose between two different
schemes:
Scheme 1: pays a single payment after 6 years, equivalent to your initial
investment plus 30% of the initial investment.
Scheme 2: pays interest compounded annually at a rate of 4.2% per
annum.
a) Which scheme results in the largest return after 6 years? (6)
b) Assuming that interest is compounded annually, what interest rate
would give the same total return after 6 years as Scheme 1? (6)
• Aug 11th 2012, 01:32 PM
SpringFan25
the accumulation on sch 1 is: $1.3 \times 6000$

the accumulation for sch 2 is $6000 \times (1+i)^6$

you want these to be equal:
$6000 \times (1+i)^6 = 1.3 \times 6000$
solve for i.
• Aug 12th 2012, 10:27 AM
Wilmer
Typo SF: 5000
• Aug 13th 2012, 05:49 AM
yoshimuru