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## Question:

(i) Plan A: Invest $100/month starting at age 25.

(ii) Plan B: Invest $200/month starting at age 35.

(iii) Plan C: Invest $400/month starting at age 45.

Enter 9% for the growth rate. The calculations will assume annual compounding. After completing the data entry, click on “Submit.” A new window opens presenting a table of future values at various ages for each investment plan. Scroll down the window to view an attractive graphic comparing the growth of the three plans.

a. Calculate the total of the nominal contributions under each plan. Compare them using a ratio A:B:C with terms reduced to small integers.

b. Compare the future values at age 65 in a ratio A:B:C. Reduce the ratio so that the smallest term is “1.”

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