In order to receive 30 payments of $1750, the couple must have

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You can use this calculator to arrive at the above result. To do so, you need to recognize that it calculates in terms of monthly payments and annual interest rates. That is, the rate applicable to a payment interval is 1/12 of the rate you fill into the form. For your problem, you need to tell it 2.5 years (30 payments) and a rate of 48 (corresponding to 4% per payment interval).

The formula for the amount is the formula for an ordinary annuity a = pmt (1 - (1 + I)^-n)/I

where pmt = $1750, I = .04, n = 30.

**$30,261.06**on deposit at the beginning of the period. The first payment will come at the end of the first 6 month period._____

You can use this calculator to arrive at the above result. To do so, you need to recognize that it calculates in terms of monthly payments and annual interest rates. That is, the rate applicable to a payment interval is 1/12 of the rate you fill into the form. For your problem, you need to tell it 2.5 years (30 payments) and a rate of 48 (corresponding to 4% per payment interval).

The formula for the amount is the formula for an ordinary annuity a = pmt (1 - (1 + I)^-n)/I

where pmt = $1750, I = .04, n = 30.