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# Esquire Company needs to acquire a molding machine to be used in its manufacturing process. Two...

Esquire Company needs to acquire a molding machine to be used in its manufacturing process. Two types of machines that would be appropriate are presently on the market. The company has determined the following ((FV of \$1, PV of \$1, FVA of \$1, PVA of \$1, FVAD of \$1 and PVAD of \$1) (Use appropriate factor(s) from the tables provided.) Machine A could be purchased for \$16,500. It will last 10 years with annual maintenance costs of \$600 per year. After 10 years the machine can be sold for \$1,650. Machine B could be purchased for \$15,000. It also will last 10 years and will require maintenance costs of \$2,400 in year three, \$3,000 in year six, and \$3,600 in year eight. After 10 years, the machine will have no salvage value. Required: Assume an interest rate of 8% properly reflects the time value of money in this situation and that maintenance costs are paid at the end of each year. Ignore income tax considerations. (Negative amounts should be indicated by a minus sign. Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your final answers to nearest whole dollar amount.) Calculate the present value of Machine A & Machine B. Which machine Esquire should purchase?

 Present value of Costs of Machine A Cost of machine 16500 Present value of maintenece cost 4026.05 (600*6.71008) Less: Present value of salvage 764.26 (1650*0.46319) Present value of Costs of Machine A 19761.78 Present value of Costs of Machine B Cost of machine 15000 Present value of maintenece cost 5740.674 (2400*0.79383)+(3000*0.63017)+(3600*0.54027) Less: Present value of salvage 0 Present value of Costs of Machine B 20740.674 Esquire should purchase Machine B

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