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1. Time to repay installment loan Mia Salto wishes to determine how long it will take to repay a loan with initial proceeds of $14,000 where annual end-of-year installment payments of $2,450 are required.
a. If Mia can borrow at a 12% annual rate of interest, how long will it take for her to repay the loan fully?
b. How long will it take if she can borrow at a 9% annual rate?
c. How long will it take if she has to pay 15% annual interest?
d. Reviewing your answers in parts a, b, and c, describe the general relationship between the interest rate and the amount of time it will take Mia to repay the loan fully.
2. ETHICS PROBLEM A manager at a “Check Into Cash” business defends his business practice as simply “charging what the market will bear.” “After all,” says the manager, “we don’t force people to come in the door.” How would you respond to this ethical defense of the payday-advance business?