Question: History tells us that a group of Dutch colonists purchased

History tells us that a group of Dutch colonists purchased the island of Manhattan from the Native American residents in 1626. Payment was made with wampum (likely glass beads and trinkets), which had an estimated value of $24. Suppose the Dutch had invested this money back home in Europe and earned an average return of 5 percent per year. Determine how much this investment would be worth 387 years later (rounding to the nearest dollar), using:
a. simple interest
b. compound interest


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