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IME 301 Engineering Economy, ksk

Exam 1 MODEL
All questions carry equal marks. Round off all answers to the second decimal place. Express
interest rates as percent.
1. Find the value of Q in the following cash flow diagram for i1!"#
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Q
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!. Find the value of R in the following cash flow for i1!"#
R
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$. Find the value of * in the following cash flow for i1!"#
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%. Find the value of - in the following cash flow for i1!"#
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'. Find the value of . in the following cash flow for i 1!"
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+. A ('1&&& loan is 2eing repaid in five end)of)year payments. 3f the first four of them equals
(1&&& each1 what is the value of the last payment4 3nterest is 1!".
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/. 5hat sum of money now is equivalent to (,!'& three years from now1 if interest is 1!" per
year1 compounded semi)annually4
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,. 3n how many years will a sum of money triple1 if invested at 1!" annual interest1 compounded
quarterly4
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0. 3f the annual effective interest rate is 1!"1 what is the nominal monthly interest rate if
compounding is done monthly4
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1&. 3f a credit card company charges $" each month on the unpaid 2alance1 compounded
monthly1 what is the nominal annual rate 2eing charged4
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11. 3f a credit card company charges $" each month on the unpaid 2alance1 compounded
monthly1 what is the effective annual rate4
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1!. At a furniture company1 customers who purchase on credit1 pay an annual effective interest
rate of $+" 2ased on monthly compounding. 5hat is the nominal1 annual interest rate they pay4
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1$. 3f a 2ank pays 1!" interest 6per year7 on savings accounts 2y continuous compounding1 what
would 2e the value of (1&& deposited today after ' years.
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1%. -o repay a (1&&& loan1 a man paid (0& at the end of each month for fifteen months. 5hat
was the 6annual7 nominal interest rate4 Assume monthly compounding.

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1'. A couple starts saving for their retirement 2y putting (1&&& at the end of this year and
increasing the savings 2y '" each year. 3f the savings earn +" annual interest1 what would 2e the
value of their savings at the end of $& years4
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1+. 3n pro2lem 1'1 if the savings earn '" annual interest rate1 what would 2e the value of the
couple8s savings at the end of $& years4
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1/. 3f 9athy deposits (1'&& in a 2ank savings account that pays 1&" interest per year1
compounded daily1 how much will she have in her account at the end of two and one)half years4
6:ne year $++ days7
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1,. An engineering student 2ought a (/' 2icycle and agreed to pay for it with a single (,'
payment at the end of six months. Assuming semi)annual compounding1 what is the annual1
effective interest rate4
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10. ;ompute the value of . in the cash flow diagram 2elow if the interest rate is 1!"1
compounded quarterly#
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!&. ;ompute the value of < in the cash flow diagram 2elow if the interest rate is 1!"1
compounded every six months.
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!1. -he <ro2lem solving process or the Engineering decision making process is descri2ed in a
sequence of steps involving the following steps. ;hoose the correct sequence of the steps.
a. 11!1$1%1'1+ 6 7
!!. -he engineering economic principles and methods are used in what step of the engineering
decision making process4
a. <ro2lem analysis 6 7
!$. An am2itious person who wants to enhance her status in life is planning to attend college and
is evaluating the total cost of her college education. *he has to give up her current =o2 in a
laundry at an annual salary of (1,1&&&. -his (1,&&& will 2e counted as#
a. life enhancing cost 6 7
!%. :ne important concept that engineers should take from the study of engineering economics is#
they should design their products
a. to minimi>e life cycle cost 6 7
!'. A consulting firm sells its engineering hours at the rate of (0& per hour. -he cost per hour for
the firm including salary and 2enefits is (+&. -he fixed cost for the firm including rent1
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supervision1 heating ? lighting is ($&&1&&& per year. After how many num2er of hours the
company will start making profit in a year4
a. @ot enough information 6 7