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Question 05 (c) 

You open a savings account under the Escalator Plan with an initial deposit of . The advantage of this plan is that the interest rate is not fixed, but grows proportionally with time as long as the account is alive. In other words, the money in the account collects interest at the annual rate of at time compounded continuously (here is a constant). You also keep adding money to the account in the form of a continuous deposit of at time

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. We are looking for the time such that . A computation shows Since the question asks for the time after the initial deposit, the negative solution isn't feasible. We arrive at years. 