## BUS401 Week 2 Assignment

**Chapter 8 Mini Case**

You have finally saved $10,000 and are ready to make your first investment. You have the three following alternatives for investing that money:

- Capital Cities ABC, Inc. bonds with a par value of $1,000, that pays an 8.75 percent on its par value in interest, sells for $1,314, and matures in 12 years.
- Southwest Bancorp preferred stock paying a dividend of $2.50 and selling for $25.50.
- Emerson Electric common stock selling for $36.75, with a par value of $5. The stock recently paid a $1.32 dividend and the firm’s earnings per share has increased form $1.49 to $3.06 in the past five years. The firm expects to grow at the same rate for the foreseeable future.

Your required rates of return for each investment are 6 percent for the bond, 7 percent for the preferred stock, and 15 percent for the common stock. Using this information, answer the following questions.

a. Calculate the value of each investment based on your required rate of return.

b. Which investment would you select? Why?

c. Assume Emerson Electric’s managers expect an earnings downturn and a resulting decrease in growth of 3 percent. How does this affect your answers to parts a and b?

d. What required rates of return would make you indifferent to all three options?

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## BUS401 Week 1 Assignment

**Problem 4-10**

The annual sales for Salco Inc. were $4.5 million last year. The firm’s end-of-year balance sheet was as follows:

The firm’s income statement for the year was as follows:

a. Calculate Salco’s total asset turnover, operating profit margin, and operating return on assets.

b. Salco plans to renovate one of its plants, which will require an added investment in plant and equipment of $1 million. The firm will maintain its present debt ratio of 0.5 when financing the new investment and expects sales to remain constant. The operating profit margin will rise to 13 percent. What will be the new operating return on assets for Salco after the plant’s renovation?

c. Given that the plant renovation in part b occurs and Salco’s interest expense rises by $50,000 per year, what will be the return earned on the common stockholders’ investment? Compare this rate of return with that earned before the renovation?

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## BUS401 Week 1 Quiz & Week 2 Quiz

**Week 1 Quiz**

- Shareholder wealth maximization means
- PDQ Corp. has sales of $4,000,000; the firm’s cost of goods sold is $2,500,000; and its total operating expenses are $600,000. What is PDQ’s EBIT?
- Which of the following goals of the firm are synonymous (equivalent) to the maximization of shareholder wealth?
- The two principal sources of financing for corporations are
- If a corporation wants a guarantee that all of its shares of stock will be sold, it should use which of the following distribution methods?
- A financial manager is considering two projects, A and B. A is expected to add $2 million to profits this year while B is expected to add $2 million to profits this year while B is expected to add $1 million to profits this year. Which of the following statements is most correct?
- The goal of the firm should be
- PDQ Corp. has sales of $4,000,000; the firm’s cost of goods sold is $2,500,000; and its total operating expenses are $600,000. The firm’s interest expense is $250,000, and the corporate tax rate is 40%. What is PDQ’s net income?
- Which of the following statements is most correct concerning flotation costs?
- Which of the following would
__not__normally be considered a “flotation cost?”

**Week 2 Quiz**

- Lily Co. paid a dividend of $5.25 on its common stock yesterday. The company’s dividends are expected to grow at a constant rate of 8.5% indefinitely. The required rate of return on this stock is 15.5%. You observe a market price of $78.50 for the stock. Should you purchase this stock?
- The relevant variable a financial manager uses to measure returns is:
- J. Corp. common stock paid $2.50 in dividends last year (D0). Dividends are expected to grow at a 12-percent annual rate forever. If H. J.’s current market price is $40.00, what is the stock’s expected rate of return (nearest .01 percent)?
- Assume that Brady Corp. has an issue of 18-year $1,000 par value bonds that pay 7% interest, annually. Further assume that today’s required rate of return on these bonds is 5%. How much would these bonds sell for today? Round off to the nearest $1.
- Bin Restaurant Corp preferred stock has a market price of $14.50. If it has a yearly dividend of $3.50, what is your expected rate of return if you purchase the stock at its market price?
- Halverson, Inc. just issued $1,000 par 20-year bonds. The bonds sold for $936 and pay interest semi-annually. Investors require a rate of 7.00% on the bonds. What is the amount of the semi-annual interest payment on the bonds?
- Billings, Inc. common stock has a beta of 1.2. If the expected risk free return is 4% and the expected market risk premium is 9%, what is the expected return on Billing’s stock?
- The capital asset pricing model
- A typical measure for the risk-free rate of return is the
- A financial advisor tells you that you can make your child a millionaire if you just start saving early. You decide to put an equal amount each year into an investment account that earns 7.5% interest per year, starting on the day your child is born. How much would you need to invest each year (rounded to the nearest dollar) to accumulate a million for your child by the time he is 35 years old? (Your last deposit will be made on his 34th birthday.)

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## MATH1113 Project 5

The pressure P (in millimeters of mercury) against the walls of the blood vessels of a patient is modeled by P = 100 – 20 cos (8pi/3 * t) where t is time (in seconds).

- Use a graphing utility to graph the model.
- What is the period of the model? What does the period tell you about this situation?
- What is the amplitude of the model? What does it tell you about this situation?
- If one cycle of this model is equivalent to one heartbeat, what is the pulse of this patient?
- If the physician wants this patient’s rate to be 64 beats per minute or less what should the period be? What should the coefficient of t be?

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## MATH1113 Project 3

A lab culture initially contains 500 bacteria. Two hours later, the number of bacteria has decreased to 200.

- Find the exponential decay model of the form P=P
_{o}e^{kt}that can be used to approximate the number of bacteria after t hours. (Here P is the bacteria population after t hours, P_{o}is the initial population, and k is the rate of decay. - How bacteria remains after 3 hours?
- How long does it take for the bacteria population to be reduced to only 21?

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## MATH1113 Project 1

Suppose that in calculating of the sales tax, we wanted the output to be the total cost of the piece of merchandise instead of just the tax. Let C be the name of the cost function. Use the sales tax rate that is in effect where you live. (If you happen to live in a location with no sales tax, use 8%.)

- If you purchase a CD priced at $13.79, determine the total cost. Use functional notation to represent the cost.
- If you purchase an item costing $59.95, determine the total cost. Use functional notation to represent the cost.
- If the price of an item is P dollars, describe in words how you calculate C (P), the cost of the item.
- Determine a formula for C(P). Simplify your formula as much as possible.

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## ENG201 Week 1

Unit 1

*Objective:* Students will analyze the importance of Gilgamesh, one of the earliest known written works of literature.

*Reading preparation: *Read “Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Literature” and *The Epic of Gilgamesh*

*Discussion:* Choose one event in Gilgamesh’s life and explain what lesson a modern reader may learn from Gilgamesh’s experience.

Unit 2

*Objective:* Students will analyze the importance of Gilgamesh, one of the earliest known written works of literature.

*Reading preparation: *Review the characteristics of epics discussed at the following websites.

*Discussion: *Identify and discuss at least one characteristic of an epic that you noticed while reading *Gilgamesh*. In your response, you may want to address the following: Why is the characteristic important to the story? How does it increase or decrease your understanding of events.

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## ENG201 Final Exam

Question 1

In an essay of at least 300 words, compare and contrast one of the epic heroes from the first half of the class to one of the following epic heroes: Roland, Sunjata, or Dante. You should also discuss why you believe these similarities and/or differences exist. Before you begin writing, you may want to think about the following:

- What obstacles must they overcome?
- What are their motivations?
- Who supports them and why?
- What are their weaknesses and strengths?
- How do they interact with their families, their own people, and others?
- Are they rewarded for their actions? If so, with what?
- Where were the works composed or written? When? By whom? Why?

In your response, provide specific details from the textbook to strengthen your argument. The textbook is the only source allowed on the exam. You must use MLA Style in-text citations.

Question 2

In an essay of at least 300 words, compare and contrast the morals or virtues found in two readings we’ve discussed this quarter.

- What were the primary morals or virtues in the readings?
- Which virtues were considered good? Why?
- Which virtues were considered bad? Why?
- Which characters possessed these virtues?
- What is your opinion on these virtues?

In your response, provide specific details from the textbook to strengthen your argument. The textbook is the only source allowed on the exam. You must use MLA Style in-text citations.

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## PHY310 Lab 07 – Newton’s Laws

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Experiment 7.1: Newton’s First Law

1. Explain how your observations of the water demonstrate Newton’s law of inertia.

2. Draw free body diagrams for the box of water from the situation in Procedure 4d. Draw arrows for all forces

exerted on the box—this will include the force of gravity, the normal force (exerted by your hands), and the

stopping force (also exerted by your hands). What is the direction of the acceleration of the box?

3. Describe two situations where you feel forces in a car in a particular direction. Explain these forces in terms of

the car’s acceleration and your body’s inertia.

Experiment 7.2: Unbalanced Forces-Newton’s Second Law

1. Which example(s) represent balanced forces acting on the objects? Which example(s) demonstrate unbalanced

forces?

2. Draw a FBD for both sets of washers when you had 5 suspended on each side. Calculate and label the magnitude

of all forces, taking the mass of each washer to be 3.5 g. Label the tension force from the string T (what

direction does this always point?).

3. Write out Newton’s second law fore each mass depicted in your FBD. Calculate the acceleration of each mass

and the tension (T) of the string.

4. Draw similar diagrams for the cases where the mass is uneven, again labeling all forces. Use m1 = 5 washers and

m2 = 10 washers.

5. Write out a second law equation for each mass in this uneven case. Why must the accelerations be equal?

6. Combine the above equations to solve for the overall acceleration of both masses and the string tension (T).

7. Use this same method to find the acceleration and tension for the third case (6 and 5 washers). Are your results

in accordance with your observations (how quickly the washers fell?

Experiment 7.3: Action/Reaction Pairs

1. Describe the motion of the balloon and the container once the pressure became too great.

2. If you conducted this experiment in outer space, how would the test tube and balloon move?

3. Calculate the accelerations for a 10 g balloon and a 5 g test tube if the force of the chemical reaction is 0.05 N.

What would the velocity of each object be if the reaction exerted this force for 2 seconds?

4. Explain what causes the recoil of a powerful rifle or cannon when a projectile is fired at high speeds. Calculate

the force required to accelerate a 30 g bullet to a speed of 400 m/s in 0.0025 s.

Experiment 7.4: Accelerating Balloon

1. Explain what caused the balloon to move in terms of Newton’s Third Law.

2. What is the force pair in this experiment? Draw a Free Body Diagram (FBD) to represent the (unbalanced)

forces on the balloon/straw combination.

3. Add some mass to the straw by taping some metal washers to the bottom and repeat the experiment. How

does this change the motion of the assembly? How does this change the FBD?

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## PHY310 Lab 06 – Types of Forces

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Experiment 6.1: Friction

1. What happened to your applied force Fapp as you decreased the amount of water in the cup?

2. Assume the mass of the cup and water to be equal to the mass of water alone. Calculate the normal force FN for

300 g and 150 g. Use these values to complete the table above.

3. Why doesn’t the normal force FN depend on the cup material?

4. Right as the cup begins to slide the applied force is equal to the force of friction—draw a free body diagram for

each type of cup (a total of three diagrams). Calculate and label the force due to gravity mg, the normal force

FN, and the friction force Ff. What makes this a state of equilibrium?

5. What is the ratio of the applied force to the normal force F1/FN1? Compare this to your values for F2/FN2. what

can you conclude about the ratio between the normal force and the applied force of friction?

6. The ratio Ff/FN is called the coefficient of friction between the two materials in question. We can also write Ff =

μFN with the Greek letter μ representing the coefficient of friction. Does it take more force to slide an object

across a surface if there is a high value of μ or a low one?

Experiment 6.2: Velocity and Air Resistance

1. What are we assuming by using the average velocity from Procedure 1 to estimate the height

of the fall in Procedure 2?

2. Is the object actually traveling at the average speed over the duration of its fall? Where does the

acceleration occur?

3. Draw a free body diagram for a) the coffee filter right as it begins to fall (brief acceleration) and b) once the

filter has reached terminal velocity (constant velocity).

4. How do your measured and calculated values for the height in Procedure 2 compare? If they are significantly

different, explain what you think caused the difference.

5. Draw the FBD for the 2-filter combination falling at constant velocity. What is the magnitude of the force of air

resistance in this case compared to with only one filter?

6. How would the FBD differ for a round rubber ball dropped from the same height? How would the acceleration

differ over the course of the fall?

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