# Algebra Paper with research issues in algebra. - 20269

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Five years ago, you bought a house for \$151,000, with a down payment of \$30,000, which meant you took out a loan for \$121,000. Your interest rate was 5.75% fixed.  You would like to pay more on your loan. You check your bank statement and find the following information:

 Escrow payment \$211.13 Principle and Interest payment \$706.12 Total Payment \$917.25 Current Loan Balance \$112,242.47

Write a 1-2 page paper in which you:

2. Explain whether or not it would be reasonable to do this is if you currently meet your monthly expenses with less than \$100 left over.
3. It might be possible to pay the current balance off in 20 years if you refinanced the loan at a lower interest rate.  The interest rate that you qualify for will depend, in part, on your credit rating.  Identify the highest interest rate you could refinance at in order to do this and determine the interest rate that would require a monthly total payment that is less than your current total payment.  Also, refinancing costs you \$2000 up-front in closing costs.
4. Explain whether it is more or less reasonable to consider refinancing your loan. In order to answer this, you need to look at different interest rates. Know that if you refinance, your minimum monthly payments will be based on a 30-year loan (though you still want to be done in 20 years). Also, refinancing costs you a couple of thousand dollars up front in closing costs.

To work on this problem, you may use Table 1 or a mortgage calculator from the Internet.

 Table 1. Note:  This is the same type of table as Table 7.2 on page 166 of the text, except that the monthly cost is carried out to more decimal places, to minimize round-off error when using the chart.  Also, the values are more in line with today’s prevailing mortgage rates and with the problem at hand. Monthly Cost to Finance \$1,000 Rate of Interest Number of Years Financed 5 Years 10 Years 15 Years 20 Years 25 Years 30 Years N = 60 N=120 N=180 N=240 N=300 N=360 3.75 18.3039 10.0061 7.2722 5.9289 5.1413 4.6312 4.00 18.4165 10.1245 7.3969 6.0598 5.2784 4.7742 4.25 18.5296 10.2437 7.5228 6.1924 5.4174 4.9194 4.50 18.6430 10.3638 7.6499 6.3265 5.5583 5.0669 4.75 18.7569 10.4848 7.7783 6.4622 5.7012 5.2165 5.00 18.8712 10.6065 7.9079 6.5996 5.8459 5.3682 5.25 18.9860 10.7292 8.0388 6.7384 5.9925 5.5220 5.50 19.1012 10.8526 8.1708 6.8789 6.1409 5.6779 5.75 19.2168 10.9769 8.3041 7.0208 6.2911 5.8357 6.00 19.3328 11.1021 8.4386 7.1643 6.4430 5.9955

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The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

• Apply finance formulas and logarithms to amortize loans and calculate interest.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in algebra.
• Write clearly and concisely about algebra using proper writing mechanics.

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