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Old 11-10-2017, 06:59 PM
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A borrower took out a loan of 100,000 and promised to repay it with a payment at the end of each year for 30 years.
The amount of each of the first ten payments equals the amount of interest due. The amount of each of the next ten payments equals 150% of the amount of interest due. The amount of each of the last ten payments is X.
The lender charges interest at an annual effective rate of 10%.
Calculate X.
(A) 3,204
(B) 5,675
(C) 7,073
(D) 9,744
(E) 11,746

So I'm kind of lost. But here is my intuition:



Obviously I got the wrong answer but any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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Edit: So Mimetex is really poorly optimized here. That strange group of letters after 15000a is supposed to be overline. I literally copy pasted the annuity code for each coefficient:

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100000=10000a_{\overline{10|}10}+v^{10}15000a_{\overline{10|}10}+v^{20}Xa_{\overline{10|}10}

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[quote=Futon;9162273]Your problem starts in year 12. Once 15000 is paid in year 11, the balance at the start of year 12 is less than 100,000, so 15000 is more than 150% of the interest due.
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Your problem starts in year 12. Once 15000 is paid in year 11, the balance at the start of year 12 is less than 100,000, so 15000 is more than 150% of the interest due.
Right so... I get that interest is paid for the first 10 years so the PV after 10 payments is still 100000. So what should I do after?



doesn't yield me the right answer either.

Edit: again, it supposed to be a overline 10 at the second coefficient.
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In a given year if you pay (1+k) x i x Loan Balance at the end of the year, k x i x Loan Balance will reduce principal so the remain proportion is (1- ki). If you continued to do this the Balance would decline by that proportion each year.
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Sorry it's not clicking. I finally get that 150% decreases the principal (sorry didn't read Gandalf's comment clearly enough). But I have a hard time finding the pattern and making an arithmetic annuity for it.

1000000(.1)(1.5)-1000000(.1)= 5000

95000(.1)(1.5)-95000(.1)=4750

90250(.1)(1.5)-90250(.1)=4512.5

Thus no pattern. Am I not supposed to use annuities for this question?

Edit: Nevermind I did find a pattern. 5000/4750 = 4750/4512.5 = 1.05263





I got X=31389.31128 which is very wrong.

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Don't discount the amounts of principal repayment. It's simpler to look at the pattern for the outstanding loan balance than the pattern for the principal repayments.
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The problem with you latest attempt is that it says the total paid in year 11 is 5000. No, 5000 is the amount that reduces principle.
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In a given year if you pay (1+k) x i x Loan Balance at the end of the year, k x i x Loan Balance will reduce principal so the remain proportion is (1- ki). If you continued to do this the Balance would decline by that proportion each year.
Use that bolded statement. What is the balance at the end of year 11? At the end of year 12? ... At the end of year 20?

Then write the equation, looking forward, at the end of year 20. The present value of a level annuity of X must equal that balance.

ETA: ninja'd by AA's response, which he posted as I was composing mine.
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Right so... I get that interest is paid for the first 10 years so the PV after 10 payments is still 100000. So what should I do after?



doesn't yield me the right answer either.

Edit: again, it supposed to be a overline 10 at the second coefficient.
Good.

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Sorry it's not clicking. I finally get that 150% decreases the principal (sorry didn't read Gandalf's comment clearly enough). But I have a hard time finding the pattern and making an arithmetic annuity for it.

1000000(.1)(1.5)-1000000(.1)= 5000

95000(.1)(1.5)-95000(.1)=4750

90250(.1)(1.5)-90250(.1)=4512.5

Thus no pattern. Am I not supposed to use annuities for this question?

Edit: Nevermind I did find a pattern. 5000/4750 = 4750/4512.5 = 1.05263





I got X=31389.31128 which is very wrong.
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Right so... I get that interest is paid for the first 10 years so the PV after 10 payments is still 100000. So what should I do after?



doesn't yield me the right answer either.

Edit: again, it supposed to be a overline 10 at the second coefficient.
(Don't mind me -- I'm just tinkering with your code to see why your second a-angle-10 is wonky.)



(Fixed in line [2] by putting a space between X and v^10.)
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@Gandalf @Academic Actuary

I took a day break from this problem hoping to be able to solve this with a fresh mind.

Year 11: If I pay (1.5)x(.1)x100000=15000, (.5)x(.1)x(100000)=5000 will reduce principle so the remaining proportion is 100000(1-(.5)(.1))=95000

Year 12: 1000000(1-(.5)(.1))(1-(.5)(.1))= 90250

Year 13: 1000000(1-(.5)(.1))(1-(.5)(.1))(1-(.5)(.1))=85737.5

Year 20: 1000000(1-(.5)(.1))^10=59873.69392

59873.69392= R x (a angle 10)

R= 9744

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