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# Contemporary Engineering Economics, 4

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Time Value of Money
Chapter 3-1
Contemporary Engineering Economics
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Chapter Opening Story Take a Lump Sum or
Annual Installments
Mrs. Louise Outing won a
lottery worth \$5.6 million.
Before playing the lottery,
she was offered to choose
between a single lump sum
\$2.912 million, or \$5.6
million paid out over 20
years (or \$280,000 per
year).
She ended up taking the
annual installment option,
as she forgot to mark the
Cash Value box, by
default.
What basis do we compare
these two options?
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Year Option A
(Lump Sum)
Option B
(Installment Plan)
0
1
2
3

19
\$2.912M \$283,770
\$280,000
\$280,000
\$280,000

\$280,000
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What Do We Need to Know?
To make such comparisons (the lottery
decision problem), we must be able to
compare the value of money at different point
in time.
To do this, we need to develop a method for
reducing a sequence of benefits and costs to
a single point in time. Then, we will make our
comparisons on that basis.
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Time Value of Money
Money has a time value
because it can earn more
money over time (earning
power).
Money has a time value
power changes over time
(inflation).
Time value of money is
measured in terms of
interest rate.
Interest is the cost of
moneya cost to the
borrower and an earning to
the lender
This a two-edged sword whereby earning
(due to inflation), as time goes by.
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The Interest Rate
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Cash Flow Transactions for Two Types of Loan
Repayment
End of Year Receipts Payments
Plan 1 Plan 2
Year 0 \$20,000.00 \$200.00 \$200.00
Year 1 5,141.85 0
Year 2 5,141.85 0
Year 3 5,141.85 0
Year 4 5,141.85 0
Year 5 5,141.85 30,772.48
The amount of loan = \$20,000, origination fee = \$200, interest rate = 9% APR
(annual percentage rate)
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Cash Flow Diagram for Plan 2
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End-of-Period Convention
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Methods of Calculating Interest
Simple interest: the practice of charging an
interest rate only to an initial sum (principal
amount).
Compound interest: the practice of
charging an interest rate to an initial sum
and to any previously accumulated interest
that has not been withdrawn.
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Simple Interest
P = Principal amount
i = Interest rate
N = Number of
interest periods
Example:
P = \$1,000
i = 10%
N = 3 years
End of
Year
Beginnin
g
Balance
Interest
earned
Ending
Balance
0 \$1,000
1 \$1,000 \$100 \$1,100
2 \$1,100 \$100 \$1,200
3 \$1,200 \$100 \$1,300
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Simple Interest Formula
( )
where
= Principal amount
= simple interest rate
= number of interest periods
= total amount accumulated at the end of period
F P iP N
P
i
N
F N

\$1, 000 (0.10)(\$1, 000)(3)
\$1, 300
F

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Compound Interest
P = Principal amount
i = Interest rate
N = Number of
interest periods
Example:
P = \$1,000
i = 10%
N = 3 years
End
of
Year
Beginning
Balance
Interest
earned
Ending
Balance
0 \$1,000
1 \$1,000 \$100 \$1,100
2 \$1,100 \$110 \$1,210
3 \$1,210 \$121 \$1,331
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Compounding Process
\$1,000
\$1,100
\$1,100
\$1,210
\$1,210
\$1,331
0
1
2
3
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0
\$1,000
\$1,331
1
2
3
3
\$1, 000(1 0.10)
\$1, 331
F

## Cash Flow Diagram

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Relationship Between Simple Interest and
Compound Interest
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Compound Interest Formula
1
2
2 1
0:
1: (1 )
2: (1 ) (1 )
: (1 )
N
n P
n F P i
n F F i P i
n N F P i

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Some Fundamental Laws
2
F m a
V i R
E m c

## The Fundamental Law of Engineering Economy

(1 )
N
F P i
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Compound Interest
The greatest mathematical discovery of
all time,
Albert Einstein
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Practice Problem: Warren Buffetts
Berkshire Hathaway
Went public in 1965: \$18
per share
Worth today (June 22,
2006): \$91,980
Annual compound growth:
23.15%
Current market value:
\$115.802 Billion
If his company continues to
grow at the current pace,
what will be his companys
total market value when
reaches 100? ( lives till 100
(76 years as of 2006)
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Market Value
Assume that the companys stock will continue to
appreciate at an annual rate of 23.15% for the
next 24 years.
24
\$115.802 (1 0.2315)
\$17.145 trillions
F M

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EXCEL Template
In 1626 the Indians sold Manhattan Island to Peter Minuit
of the Dutch West Company for \$24.

If they saved just \$1 from the proceeds in a bank account
that paid 8% interest, how much would their descendents
have now?

As of Year 2006, the total US population would be close to
300 millions. If the total sum would be distributed equally
among the population, how much would each person receive?
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Excel Solution
380
\$1
8%
380 years
\$1(1 0.08) \$5, 023, 739,194, 020
P
i
N
F

=FV(8%,380,0,1)
= \$5,023,739,194,020
\$5, 023, 739,194, 020
Amount per person
300, 000, 000
\$16, 746

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Practice Problem
Problem Statement
If you deposit \$100 now (n = 0) and \$200 two
years from now (n = 2) in a savings account
that pays 10% interest, how much would you
have at the end of year 10?
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Solution
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
\$100
\$200
F
10
8
\$100(1 0.10) \$100(2.59) \$259
\$200(1 0.10) \$200(2.14) \$429
\$259 \$429 \$688 F

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Practice problem
Problem Statement
Consider the following sequence of deposits
and withdrawals over a period of 4 years. If
you earn a 10% interest, what would be the
balance at the end of 4 years?
\$1,000
\$1,500
\$1,210
0
1
2
3
4
?
\$1,000
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\$1,000
\$1,500
\$1,210
0 1
2
3
4
?
\$1,000
\$1,100
\$2,100 \$2,310
-\$1,210
\$1,100
\$1,210
+ \$1,500
\$2,710
\$2,981
\$1,000
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Solution
End of
Period
Beginning
balance
Deposit
Withdraw Ending
balance
n = 0
0 \$1,000 0 \$1,000
n = 1
\$1,000(1 + 0.10)
=\$1,100
\$1,000 0 \$2,100
n = 2
\$2,100(1 + 0.10)
=\$2,310
0 \$1,210 \$1,100
n = 3
\$1,100(1 + 0.10)
=\$1,210
\$1,500 0 \$2,710
n = 4
\$2,710(1 + 0.10)
=\$2,981
0 0 \$2,981