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**mom****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-25
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Is it more profitable to receive $2000 now or $3500 in 10 years? Assume that money can earn 6% interest compounded monthly.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi mom;

I would take the 2000 right now and invest it at the 6% compounded monthly.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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