- CFA Exams
- CFA Level I Exam
- Topic 1. Quantitative Methods
- Learning Module 1. Rates and Returns
- Subject 4. Annualized Return

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**CFA Practice Question**

Your company purchased $10,000 worth of inventory on January 2nd on credit. The terms of the sale are 3/15 net 45. What is the effective annual interest rate if you pay the full amount in 45 days?

B. 37.6%

C. 44.9%

A. 28%

B. 37.6%

C. 44.9%

Correct Answer: C

(1 + 0.03/0.97)

^{(365/30)}- 1 = 0.4486###
**User Contributed Comments**
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User |
Comment |
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todolist |
cost of trade credit = effective annual interest rate.... |

troyboy |
Why 365/30? I used 365/45 and got 28%?? Help please |

Skrills |
you get a 3 percent discount if you pay within 15 days(i.e. 3/15)... 45-15=30, days of interest |

Gpcurve |
This assumes daily compounding, which would be a quite unusual credit term. |

jagp |
Useful way of solving this on the texas BA II: PV = -9700 FV = 10000 N = 30/365 Compute for I/Y and it will give you the rate |