Series X Solutions ActEd Study Materials: 2013 Examinations Subject CT1
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Then the present value of the payments is:
10 1 1 1.08 (2) 2Yv 2 a10| 2Y 12.19154Y . 1.082 d (2)
where d (2) 2 1 1.08
10, 000 = £820.24 . 12.19154 
Since the investor paid £10,000, Y =
A real rate of interest is used when inflation needs to be taken into account. 
A money rate of interest is used when inflation does not need to be taken into account.  An example for a real rate of interest: A person is saving to go on a round the world trip, which they have calculated will cost £10,000 today.  An example for a money rate of interest: A person has a loan of £10,000, which needs to be paid back in full in 5 years’ time.  Allow any suitable answers here.
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CT1: Assignment X1 Solutions
Rate of discount convertible quarterly p i( p) Using the formula 1 i 1 gives: p
0.1 1 i 1 1.10381 4
Alternatively (1 + i )¼ = 1.025 .
-1 ˘ È Now using the formula d ( p ) = p Í1 - (1 + i ) p ˙ gives: Î ˚
d (4) = 4 È1 - (1 + i ) -¼ ˘ = 4 È1 - 1.025-1 ˘ = 9.76% Î ˚ Î ˚
Note. Although d = i (4) 1 + i (4)
i , this does not work for nominal rates, ie: 1+ i
d (4) π
However this formula does work for effective rates so it is true that: