6. You are chairperson of the investment fund for the Continental Soccer League. You are asked to set up a fund of semiannual payments to be compounded semiannually to accumulate a sum of $290,000 after eight years at a 10 percent annual rate (16 payments). The first payment into the fund is to take place six months from today, and the last payment is to take place at the end of the eighth year. Use Appendix A and Appendix C for an approximate answer, but calculate your final answer using the formula and financial calculator methods.
a. Determine how much the semiannual payment should be. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your final answer to 2 decimal places.)