## Effective Interest Rate Question

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So in the Becker lectures, Olinto said that the interest rate is calculated as Interest paid per period / Net proceeds of loan. With that in mind…..

Corbin, Inc. can issue three-month commercial paper with a face value of \$1,000,000 for \$980,000. Transaction costs would be \$1,200. The effective annualized percentage cost of the financing, based on a 360-day year, would be:

a. 8.48%

b. 8.65%

c. 2.16%

d. 8.00%

The answer is a., which is computed as ([\$1,000,000-980,000+1,200] / 980,000) * 4.

Why wouldn't it be ([\$1,000,000-980,000] / [980,000-1,200]) * 4? I feel like the transaction cost would be part of the net proceeds computation and not part of interest paid.

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I think the correct answer should be 20000/(980000-1200)=2.043% (1+2.043%)^4=8.42%
Can someone explain this to me?

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Hmmm. That's weird. I just had this question in Becker and the answer was B instead of A.

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