1. Imprudential, Inc. has an unfunded pension liability of $850 million that must be paid in 25 years. To assess the value of the firm's stock, financial analysts want to discount this liability back to the present. The relevant discount rate is 6.5 percent. What is the present value of this liability?
2. On your ninth birthday, you received $300 which you invested at 4.5 percent interest, compounded annually. Your investment is now worth $756. How old are you today?
3. Suppose that the first comic book of a classic series was sold in 1954. In 2000, the estimated price for this comic book in good condition was about $340,000. This represented a return of 27 percent per year. For this to be true, what was the original price of the comic book in 1954?