Determining the bond worth today

Problem: Suppose a State of Maryland bond will pay $1,000 eight years from now. If the going interest rate on these 8-year bonds is 5.5%, how much is the bond worth today?

You inherited an oil well that will pay you $25,000 per year for 25 years, with the first payment being made today. If you think a fair return on the well is 7.5%, how much should you ask for it if you decide to sell it?

A. $284,595
B. $299,574
C. $314,553
D. $330,281

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