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3. You must evaluate the purchase of a proposed spectrometer for the R&D department. The base price is $240,000, and it would cost another $48,000 to modify the equipment for special use by the firm. The equipment falls into the MACRS 3-year class and would be sold after 3 years for $72,000. The applicable depreciation rates are 33%, 45%, 15%, and 7%. The equipment would require a $13,000 increase in net operating working capital (spare parts inventory). The project would have no effect on revenues, but it should save the firm $27,000 per year in before-tax labor costs. The firm's marginal federal-plus-state tax rate is 40%.

- What is the initial investment outlay for the spectrometer,
that is, what is the Year 0 project cash flow? Round your answer to
the nearest cent. Negative amount should be indicated by a minus
sign.

$ ____ -
What are the project's annual cash flows in Years 1, 2, and 3? Round your answers to the nearest cent.

In Year 1 $

In Year 2 $

In Year 3 $

4. You must evaluate a proposal to buy a new milling machine. The base price is $125,000, and shipping and installation costs would add another $12,000. The machine falls into the MACRS 3-year class, and it would be sold after 3 years for $81,250. The applicable depreciation rates are 33%, 45%, 15%, and 7%. The machine would require a $7,500 increase in net operating working capital (increased inventory less increased accounts payable). There would be no effect on revenues, but pretax labor costs would decline by $51,000 per year. The marginal tax rate is 35%, and the WACC is 14%. Also, the firm spent $5,000 last year investigating the feasibility of using the machine.

What are the project's annual cash flows during Years 1, 2, and 3? Round your answer to the nearest cent. Do not round your intermediate calculations.

Year 1 $

Year 2 $

Year 3 $

Answer #1

You must evaluate the purchase of a proposed spectrometer for
the R&D department. The base price is $110,000, and it would
cost another $22,000 to modify the equipment for special use by the
firm. The equipment falls into the MACRS 3-year class and would be
sold after 3 years for $27,500. The applicable depreciation rates
are 33%, 45%, 15%, and 7%. The equipment would require a $11,000
increase in net operating working capital (spare parts inventory).
The project would have...

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the R&D department. The base price is $90,000, and it would
cost another $13,500 to modify the equipment for special use by the
firm. The equipment falls into the MACRS 3-year class and would be
sold after 3 years for $40,500. The applicable depreciation rates
are 33%, 45%, 15%, and 7%. The equipment would require a $9,000
increase in net operating working capital (spare parts inventory).
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the R&D department. The base price is $240,000, and it would
cost another $36,000 to modify the equipment for special use by the
firm. The equipment falls into the MACRS 3-year class and would be
sold after 3 years for $72,000. The applicable depreciation rates
are 33%, 45%, 15%, and 7%. The equipment would require a $5,000
increase in net operating working capital (spare parts inventory).
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the R&D department. The base price is $200,000, and it would
cost another $40,000 to modify the equipment for special use by the
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increase in net operating working capital (spare parts inventory).
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the R&D department. The base price is $300,000, and it would
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sold after 3 years for $105,000. The applicable depreciation rates
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increase in net operating working capital (spare parts inventory).
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the R&D department. The base price is $60,000, and it would
cost another $9,000 to modify the equipment for special use by the
firm. The equipment falls into the MACRS 3-year class and would be
sold after 3 years for $27,000. The applicable depreciation rates
are 33%, 45%, 15%, and 7%. The equipment would require an $11,000
increase in net operating working capital (spare parts inventory).
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the R&D department. The base price is $60,000, and it would
cost another $15,000 to modify the equipment for special use by the
firm. The equipment falls into the MACRS 3-year class and would be
sold after 3 years for $27,000. The applicable depreciation rates
are 33%, 45%, 15%, and 7%. The equipment would require an $12,000
increase in net operating working capital (spare parts inventory).
The project would have...

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the R&D department. The base price is $60,000, and it would
cost another $15,000 to modify the equipment for special use by the
firm. The equipment falls into the MACRS 3-year class and would be
sold after 3 years for $27,000. The applicable depreciation rates
are 33%, 45%, 15%, and 7%. The equipment would require an $11,000
increase in net operating working capital (spare parts inventory).
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the R&D department. The base price is $290,000, and it would
cost another $72,500 to modify the equipment for special use by the
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sold after 3 years for $87,000. The applicable depreciation rates
are 33%, 45%, 15%, and 7%. The equipment would require a $12,000
increase in net operating working capital (spare parts inventory).
The project would have...

You must evaluate the purchase of a proposed spectrometer for
the R&D department. The base price is $240,000, and it would
cost another $60,000 to modify the equipment for special use by the
firm. The equipment falls into the MACRS 3-year class and would be
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increase in net operating working capital (spare parts inventory).
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