DUE 09.11.14 @ 11:59pm
PLEASE SHOW YOUR WORK. ALSO IN PARTS B AND C YOU NEED TO DETERMINE THE MONTHLY RATE TO CALCULATE THE MONTHLY INTEREST.
In the month of April, your credit card (which is charging you 9.9% + the current prime interest rate) has a balance of $1000. On April 3rd you charge $100, then on April 20th you put 15 gallons of gas on the card. On April 23rd your payment of $400 arrives and is posted to your account. Finally, on April 27th you charge all of your food for the month for your family of 4.
a) What is your average daily balance at the end of the month on this card? Hint: You will need to research and find the cost of gas and food in order to solve this. Use the national average as of four months before the date Assignment is due(09.09.14). For instance, if your Assignment is due November 3rd, 2012, use the July 2012 national average.
b) How much interest will your card charge you this month, assuming interest is charged on the average daily balance?
c) If this card were using the interest rates of 30 years ago, how much interest would your card charge you this month?