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Arizona Public Utilities issued a bond that pays $70 in interest, with a $1,000 par value and matures in 25 years

(Bond valuation relationships) Arizona Public Utilities issued a bond that pays $70 in interest, with a $1,000 par value and matures in 25 years. The markers required yield to maturity on a comparable-risk bond is 8 percent. (Round to the nearest cent.) For questions with two answer options (e.g. increase/decrease) choose the best answer and write it in the answer block. (please see multiple questions below)

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a. What is the value of the bond if the markers required yield to maturity on a comparable-risk bond is 8 percent?

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b. What is the value of the bond if the markers required yield to maturity on a comparable-risk bond increases to 11 percent?

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c. What is the value of the bond if the market's required yield to maturity on a comparable-risk bond decreases to 7 percent?

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d. The change in the value of a bond caused by changing interest rates is called interest-rate risk. Based on the answer: in parts b and c, a decrease in interest rates (the yield to maturity) will cause the value of a bond to (increase/decrease):

By contrast in interest rates will cause the value to (increase/decrease):

Also, based on the answers in part b, if the yield to maturity (current interest rate) equals the coupon interest rate, the bond will sell at (par/face value):

exceeds the bond's coupon rate, the bond will sell at a (discount/premium):

and is less than the bond's coupon rate, the bond will sell at a (discount/premium):

e. Assume the bond matures in 5 years instead of 25 years, what is the value of the bond if the yield to maturity on a comparable-risk bond is 8 percent? $ 960.07 Assume the bond matures in 5 years instead of 25 years, what is the value of the bond if the yield to maturity on a comparable-risk bond is 11 percent?

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f. Assume the bond matures in 5 years instead of 25 years, what is the value of the bond if the yield to maturity on a comparable-risk bond is 7 percent?

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g. From the findings in part e, we can conclude that a bondholder owning a long-term bond is exposed to (more/less) interest-rate risk than one owning a short-term bond.

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