Cilla has a perpetuity that is due to start in two years’ time. If she received the money in a lump sum now, it would be worth $300,000.
The interest rate is 17%.
How much will Cilla receive each year?
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The discount factor for a perpetuity starting in 2 years time is 1/0.17 x 1/1.17 = 5.0277 (this is explained in my free lectures on discounting).
If the receipt each year is X, then X x 5.0277 = 300,000.
Therefore X = 300,000 / 5.0277 = 59,699 per year.
Thanks for your response but sir the answer was not there. I was giving a mock exam and it was just showing that the answer i entered is incorrect it wasn’t showing me the answer. But thanks a tonn for you response.
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