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Both Bond Bill and Bond Ted have 11.8 percent coupons, make semiannual payments, and are priced at par value. Bond…

Both Bond Bill and Bond Ted have 11.8 percent coupons, make semiannual payments, and are priced at par value. Bond Bill has 7 years to maturity, whereas Bond Ted has 24 years to maturity. Both bonds have a par value of 1,000.
 
If interest rates suddenly rise by 2 percent, what is the percentage change in the price of these bonds? (A negative answer should be indicated by a minus sign. Do not round intermediate calculations and enter your answers as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

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  Percentage
change in price
Bond Bill [removed] %
Bond Ted [removed] %

 

If rates were to suddenly fall by 2 percent instead, what would be the percentage change in the price of these bonds? (Do not round intermediate calculations and enter your answers as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

 

  Percentage
change in price
Bond Bill [removed] %
Bond Ted [removed] %

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