# Choice between 2 investments that cost the same but offer different interest and face value [closed]

Assume, you have a choice between two investments that both cost \$1000 each, however investment A pays \$20 a year and \$950 at the end of year 5 but investment B pays \$10 a year and \\$1000 at the end of the 5 years. Which investment should I choose based on it offering a better return?

## closed as off-topic by Bob Jansen♦May 9 '16 at 15:57

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• zhqiat makes a good suggestion but this type of question is not appropriate for this site, please see the faq. – Bob Jansen May 9 '16 at 15:58