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    An investment bond grows in value according to formula P = Ak^n where A is initial value of bond, k is constant, and P is value of bond after n years,

    a) If it is assumed initial investment of £1000 will grow to £3000 in 15 years, find value of k.

    Done this part and got k = 1.076 (3 d.p)

    b) Show that growth in a) is approximately an annual percentage increase of 7.6%

    Seems I've forgotten GCSE stuff and can't do this bit
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    (Original post by G.Y)
    An investment bond grows in value according to formula P = Ak^n where A is initial value of bond, k is constant, and P is value of bond after n years,

    a) If it is assumed initial investment of £1000 will grow to £3000 in 15 years, find value of k.

    Done this part and got k = 1.076 (3 d.p)

    b) Show that growth in a) is approximately an annual percentage increase of 7.6%

    Seems I've forgotten GCSE stuff and can't do this bit
    After 1 year you got P=1000 \cdot 1.076. The growth is hence 1000\cdot 1.076 - 1000 = 76. Out of the initial 1000, this is precisely 0.076, which is 7.6% as a percentage.

    Anyway, the whole point of k is to scream this at you since the increments are year by year and k determines by how much each year it rises. So for n=1 you just need the bit after decimal point to determine the percentage increase. For % increase after two years, set n=2 and do the same, etc...
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    After 1 year you got P=1000 \cdot 1.076. The growth is hence 1000\cdot 1.076 - 1000 = 76. Out of the initial 1000, this is precisely 0.076, which is 7.6% as a percentage.

    Anyway, the whole point of k is to scream this at you since the increments are year by year and k determines by how much each year it rises. So for n=1 you just need the bit after decimal point to determine the percentage increase. For % increase after two years, set n=2 and do the same, etc...
    How many years do you think is sufficient for proof in the exam?
    They can't possibly expect it to be done for all 15 years
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    How many years do you think is sufficient for proof in the exam?
    They can't possibly expect it to be done for all 15 years
    It is sufficient for 1 year. Annually means the increase from one year to the next, and this is governed by k for all pairs of years.
 
 
 
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