Biochemical Corp. requires $550,000 in financing over the next three years. The firm can borrow the funds for
three years at 10.60 percent interest per year. The CEO decides to do a forecast and predicts that if she utilizes short-term financing instead, she will pay 8.75 percent interest in the first year, 13.25 percent interest in the second year, and 10.15 percent interest in the third year. Determine the toal interest cost under each plan. Which plan is less costly. Describe the theoretical foundation and concepts this problem is based on.