Free Guide to
Bookkeeping Concepts

Accounting Bookkeeping Concepts PDF Cover

Receive our free 18-page Guide to Bookkeeping Concepts (PDF) when you subscribe to our free newsletter.

You are already subscribed. This offer is not available to existing subscribers.
Step 2: Please check your email and click the confirmation link.

207,718
Subscribers

Present Value of a Single Amount (Quiz)

More ways to study this topic:

Print this topic (PDF)
when you join PRO.

For multiple-choice and true/false questions, simply press or click on what you think is the correct answer. For fill-in-the-blank questions press or click on the blank space provided.

If you have difficulty answering the following questions, learn more about this topic by reading our Present Value of a Single Amount (Explanation).


  1. 1. A future amount that has been discounted to time period 0 becomes a
    __________
    present
    value.
  2. 2. Interest earned on interest is referred to as the
    __________
    compounding
    of interest.
  3. 3. The name associated with the amount removed from a future value when discounting it to the present value is
    __________
    interest
    .
  4. 4. In the calculation of present values, the future amounts that are discounted are not accrual accounting amounts; rather they are future
    __________
    cash
    amounts.
  5. 5. If the cash amount of a transaction is not known, accountants will record the transaction at the fair
    __________
    market
    value of the property or services exchanged. If neither amount is available, the accountant will record the transaction at the
    __________
    present
    value of the future cash amounts.
  6. 6.

    Under the accrual basis of accounting, the discount on notes receivable should be reported as interest revenue

    When The Note Is Received
    Wrong.
    This would violate the revenue recognition principle.
    Over The Life Of The Note
    Right!
    When The Note Matures
    Wrong.
    This would violate accrual accounting and the revenue recognition principle.
  7. 7.

    Under the accrual basis of accounting, the discount on notes payable should be reported as interest expense

    When The Note Is Received
    Wrong.
    Over The Life Of The Note
    Right!
    When The Note Matures
    Wrong.
  8. 8. If you know the present value, future value, and length of time before the future amount will occur, you can compute the
    __________
    interest rate
    by using a present value calculation.
  9. 9.

    Which present value factor is larger: the PV of 1 factor for 10% or the PV of 1 factor for 12%?

    PV Of 1 Factor For 10%
    Right!
    PV Of 1 Factor For 12%
    Wrong.
  10. 10. You can determine the number of periods (n) in a present value calculation, if you know the future amount, the present value, and the
    __________
    interest rate
    .
  11. 11.

    Company X received a promissory note from Corp Y. The note does not specify any interest and it will be due in three years. Which interest rate should Company X use to discount this note receivable to its present value?

    Borrowing Rate Of Company X
    Wrong.
    Interest rates are a function of time and risk. The risk is whether Corp. Y will be able to pay when the note comes due.
    Borrowing Rate Of Corp Y
    Right!
  12. 12. A present value of 1 table is used to compute the present value of a single amount occurring in five years. If the company has a time value of money of 12% per year compounded quarterly, the number of periods (n) to be used in the calculation is
    __________
    20.
    5 years times 4 quarters per year
    and the interest rate is
    __________
    3%.
    12% divided by 4 quarters per year
    .
  13. 13. A present value of 1 table is used to compute the amount of a single deposit to be made today into an account earning interest of 6% per year compounded monthly. The deposit will remain in the account for 10 years. At the end of the 10 years, the account balance needs to be $100,000. To solve for the present value, the number of periods (n) is
    __________
    120.
    10 years times 12 months per year
    and the interest rate per period is
    __________
    0.5%.
    6% divided by 12 months per year
    .
  14. Use the following information for answering Questions 14 - 18.
    Company X's accounting year ends on December 31 of each year. On December 31, 2015 Company X received a promissory note from Corp. Y in exchange for services provided by Company X. The fair market value of the services is not known and the fair market value of the note is not known. The note is for $20,000 and it is due on December 31, 2017. No interest is specified in the note. Company X computed the present value of the note to be $16,000 as of December 31, 2015.

  15. 14. The amount of service revenue that Company X should report in 2015 is $
    __________
    $16,000
    Face amount of $20,000 minus the discount of $4,000.
    .
  16. 15. The amount of interest revenue that Company X should report in 2015 is $
    __________
    None
    .
  17. 16. The carrying value of the note at December 31, 2015 is $
    __________
    $16,000
    Face amount of $20,000 minus the discount of $4,000
    .
  18. 17. The amount of interest revenue that Company X should report in 2016, if it amortizes the discount on notes receivable by using the straight-line method is $
    __________
    $2,000
    Discount of $4,000 divided by 2 years.
    .
  19. 18. If the $4,000 of discount is a significant amount in light of Company X's net income and other financial information, the
    __________
    effective interest rate
    method of amortization should be used.
  20. Use the following present value of 1 factors for solving the remaining questions:

  21. 19. Assuming the time value of money is 8% compounded annually, the present value on January 1, 2016 of a $1,000 cash amount occurring on December 31, 2020 is $
    __________
    $681.
    (PV of 1 factor for n = 5; i = 8%) times $1,000
    .
  22. 20. Assuming the time value of money is 8% per year compounded quarterly, the present value on December 31, 2015 of a $1,000 cash amount occurring on December 31, 2019 is $
    __________
    $728.
    (PV of 1 factor for n = 16; i = 2%) times $1,000
    .
  23. 21. Assuming the time value of money is 12% per year compounded monthly, the present value on January 1, 2016 of a $1,000 cash amount occurring on December 31, 2017 is $
    __________
    $788.
    (PV of 1 factor for n = 24; i = 1%) times $1,000
    .
  24. 22. A non-interest bearing note of $1,000 due in ten years has a present value of $322. The interest rate used to calculate the present value was
    __________
    12%.
    Go to the row, n = 10, and search that row until you find a factor close to 0.322 ($322 divided by $1,000). The factor 0.322 appears in the 12% column.
    % compounded
    __________
    annually
    .
  25. 23. The length of time required for an investment of $463 on December 31, 2015 to become $1,000 if the investment earns 8% compounded annually is
    __________
    10.
    Go to the 8% column and search for the factor 0.463 ($463 divided by $1,000). The factor appears in the row where n = 10.
    years.

More ways to study this topic:

Learn Accounting: Gain unlimited access to our seminar videos, flashcards, visual tutorials, exams, business forms, and more when you upgrade to PRO.