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# A company is considering expanding their production capabilities with a new machine that costs \$102,000 and...

A company is considering expanding their production capabilities with a new machine that costs \$102,000 and has a projected lifespan of 9 years. They estimate the increased production will provide a constant \$12,000 per year of additional income. Money can earn 0.6% per year, compounded continuously. Should the company buy the machine?

Select an answer Yes, the present value of the machine is greater than the cost by    \$________ over the life of the machine

present value of the machine = sum of present values of each year's additional income

present value of each year's additional income = additional income / ert

where r = continuously compounded rate

n = number of years

present value of the machine = (\$12,000 / e0.006*1) + (\$12,000 / e0.006*2) + (\$12,000 / e0.006*3​​​​​​​) + .......... ..... +  (\$12,000 / e0.006*9​​​​​​​)

present value of the machine = \$104,820.70

Excess of present value of machine over cost of machine = \$104,820.70 - \$102,000 = \$2,820.70

Yes, the present value of the machine is greater than the cost by \$2,820.70 over the life of the machine