I dont get the math behind the amortizing bond example of the shweser notes. The value 819.03 is 1000-180.97 (180.97 = 230.97-(1000*5%)

But how do we get 629.01?

Thanks for your help.

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I dont get the math behind the amortizing bond example of the shweser notes. The value 819.03 is 1000-180.97 (180.97 = 230.97-(1000*5%)

But how do we get 629.01?

Thanks for your help.

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819.03* 1.05 - 230.97 OR 230.97 *(1 - 1.05^-3)/0.05 will both get you to 629.01.

Just adding a brief explanation to breadmakerâ€™s answer.

Outstanding principal is $819.03 at the end of year 1. Interest expense the coming year is 819.03*0.05 = $40.95. PMT includes both interest expense and principal repayment, hence the latter would be 230.97-40.95 = $190.02. Principal at the end of year 2 would then be 819.03-190.02 = $629.01.

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