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In some cases, the payback reciprocal can be used to estimate the:       a. internal rate...

In some cases, the payback reciprocal can be used to estimate the:

a. internal rate of return

b. accounting rate of return

c. profitability index

d. net present value

e. net initial investment

The payback reciprocal is a crude estimate of the rate of return for a project or investment.

The payback reciprocal is computed by dividing the digit "1" by a project's payback period expressed in years.

For example, if a project's payback period is 4 years, the payback reciprocal is 1 divided by 4 = 0.25 = 25%.

This reciprocal yields an approximation of the rate of return on an investment, though only under the following circumstances:

• Annual cash flows are uniformly even over the lifetime of the investment
• The cash flows from the project will continue forever

Since it is quite unlikely that cash flows will continue uninterrupted for a long ways into the future, it is more realistic to instead evaluate a project based on the net present value method or the internal rate of return.

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