8% bond -> $80 coupon. Assuming one coupon payment per year. Then plugging into the bond value eqn with c=80, t=18, and r=.09, I get$700.45. However the book's solution was $911.70 Thanks! 2. You get$700.45 because you only did half of the calculation!!
take into account the face value value of the bond by calculating 1000/(1.09^18) and add that to your answer of $700.45 and you get the correct answer of approx$912.