KIC, Inc., plans to issue $5 million of bonds with a coupon rate of 8 percent and 30 years to maturity. The current market interest rates on these bonds are 7 percent. In one year, the interest rate on the bonds will be either 10 percent or 6 percent with equal probability. Assume investors are risk-neutral.
a. If the bonds are noncallable, what is the price of the bonds today?
b. If the bonds are callable one year from today at $1,080, will their price be greater or less than the price you computed in (a)? Why?

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