# Lesson 2: Future Worth of $1

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## Problem 1

Calculate the future value (*FV*) of each present value (*PV*) listed below using the future worth of $1 (*FW*$1) factors in AH 505:

Solution

**Solution:**

To solve, calculate the future value of each present value amount by multiplying
the amount by the future worth of $1 factor found in the AH 505 annual compound interest tables for the given interest rate and term

*FV* = *PV* × *FW*$1

*FV* = $2,500 × **1.216653** (AH 505, page 25, column 1)

*FV* = $3,041.63

*FV* = *PV* × *FW*$1

*FV* = $150,000 × **1.343916** (AH 505, page 21, column 1)

*FV* = $201,587.40

*FV* = *PV* × *FW*$1

*FV* = $10 × **1.800944** (AH 505, page 25, column 1)

*FV* = $18.01

*FV* = *PV* × *FW*$1

*FV* = $250 × **1.628895** (AH 505, page 29, column 1)

*FV* = $407.22

*FV* = *PV* × *FW*$1

*FV* = $1,500 × **1.331000** (AH 505, page 49, column 1)

*FV* = $1,996.50

## Problem 2

You have a choice of investing in either of two accounts:

- Account A earns an annual rate of 5% with annual compounding
- Account B earns an annual rate of 5.25% at simple interest

You plan to invest $10,000 in one of the accounts today and withdraw the funds 4 years later. In which account should you place your funds?

Solution

**Solution:**

The best choice is the account that will have the most money at the end of the 4 year period.
To solve, calculate the future value of each alternative and select the account with the higher future value.

Account A

*FV* = *PV* × *FW*$1 (5%, 4 yrs, annual)

*FV* = $10,000 × **1.215506** (AH 505, page 29, column 1)

*FV* = $12,155.06

Account B

*FV* = *PV* + *FW*$1 (5.25%, 4 yrs) (simple interest)

*FV* = $10,000 + ($10,000 × 5.25% × 4 yrs)

*FV* = $10,000 + $2,100

*FV* = $12,100.00

Because account A produces the higher future value, it is preferred.
The annual compounding in account A more than compensates for the higher rate at simple interest in account B.

## Problem 3

If you deposit $10,000 in an account that pays an annual interest rate of 7%, how much money will you have at the end of:

- 10 years?
- 20 years?
- 40 years?

Solution

**Solution:**

To solve, calculate the future value of the deposited amount at the end of each term using the future worth of $1 factors in the
AH 505 annual compound interest tables with an annual rate of 7%.

After 10 years:

*FV* = *PV* × *FW*$1 (7%, 10 yrs, annual)

*FV* = $10,000 × **1.967151** (AH 505, page 37, column 1)

*FV* = $19,671.51

After 20 years:

*FV* = *PV* × *FW*$1 (7%, 20 yrs, annual)

*FV* = $10,000 × **3.869684** (AH 505, page 37, column 1)

*FV* = $38,696.84

After 40 years:

*FV* = *PV* × *FW*$1 (7%, 40 yrs, annual)

*FV* = $10,000 × **14.974458** (AH 505, page 37, column 1)

*FV* = $149,744.58

## Problem 4

You deposit $10,000 today in an account that earns an annual rate of 7.5%. At the end of 5 years,
how much interest on interest will the account have earned?
*Hint*: The amount of interest on interest is the difference between the future value at
compound interest and the future value at simple interest.

Solution

**Solution:**

Determine the future value at compound interest:

*FV* = *PV* × *FW*$1 (7.5%, 5 yrs, annual)

*FV* = $10,000 × **1.435629** (AH 505, page 39, column 1)

*FV* = $14,356.29

Determine the future value at simple interest:

*FV* = *PV* + (*PV* × 7.5% × 5 yrs)

*FV* = $10,000 + ($10,000 × 7.5% × 5 yrs)

*FV* = $10,000 + $3,750

*FV* = $13,750.00

Amount of interest on interest = $14,356.29 - $13,750.00 = $606.29

## Problem 5

You have just purchased an investment property for $400,000. You expect the value of the property to increase at an annual
compound interest rate of 8% over the next 10 years. How much do you expect the property to be worth after 10 years?

Solution

**Solution:**

To solve, calculate the expected future value of the investment property using the future worth of $1 factor in the AH 505 annual
compound interest tables for 10 years at an annual rate of 8%.

*FV* = *PV* × *FW*$1 (8%, 10 yrs, annual)

*FV* = $400,000 × **2.158925** (AH 505, page 41, column 1)

*FV* = $863,570.00

You expect the property to be worth $863,570.

## Problem 6

Assuming all cash flows (*CF*) occur at the end of each year, determine the future values of each of the following two series of cash flows:

Solution

**Solution:**

To solve, calculate the future value of the cash flow at the end of each year using the future worth of $1 factors in the AH 505 annual compound
interest tables with an annual rate of 5% for series 1 cash flows and 4% for series 2, and then add the future values of each cash flow in the series.
The sum is the future value of the series of cash flows.

*FV* of Series 1 (AH 505, page 29, column 1)

*FV* of Series 2 (AH 505, page 25, column 1)