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# A project has the following total (or net) cash flows.                ________________________________________

A project has the following total (or net) cash flows.

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Year         Total (or net) cash flow

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1 \$50,000
2 70,000
3 80,000
4 100,000
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The required rate of return on the project is 13 percent. The initial investment (or initial cost or initial outlay) of the project is \$100,000.
a) Find the (regular) payback period of the project.
b) Compute the discounted payback period of the project.

a.Payback period= full years until recovery + unrecovered cost at the start of the year/ cash flow during the year

= 1 year + (\$100,000 - \$50,000)/ \$70,000

= 1 year + \$50,000/ \$70,000

= 1 year+ 0.71

= 0.71 years.

b.Discounted cash flow in year 1= \$44,247.79.

Discounted cash flow in year 2= \$54,820.27

Discounted cash flow in year 3= \$55,443.90.

Cumulative cash flow in 2 years= \$99,068.06

Discounted payback period= full years until recovery + unrecovered cost at the start of the year/ discounted cash flow during the year

= 2 years + (\$100,000 - \$99,068.06)/ \$55,443.90

= 2 years + \$931.94/ \$55,443.90

= 2 years + 0.0168

= 2.02 years.

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