1.

Frick Road Paving Corporation is considering an investment
in a curb-forming machine. The machine will cost $180,000, will last 10 years,
and will have a $30,000 salvage value at the end of 10 years. The machine is
expected to generate net cash inflows of $40,000 per year in each of the 10
years. Frick’s discount rate is 10%. The net present value of the proposed
investment is closest to:

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determine the appropriate discount factor(s) using tables.

$250,000

$65,800

$245,800

$77,380

2.

The management of Mashiah Corporation is considering the
purchase of a machine that would cost $290,000, would last for 6 years, and
would have no salvage value. The machine would reduce labor and other costs by
$102,000 per year. The company requires a minimum pretax return of 13% on all
investment projects.

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appropriate discount factor(s) using tables.

The present value of the annual cost savings of $102,000 is
closest to:

$849,012

$612,000

$195,872

$407,796

3.

Clairmont Corporation
is considering the purchase of a machine that would cost $160,000 and would
last for 5 years. At the end of 5 years, the machine would have a salvage value
of $19,000. By reducing labor and other operating costs, the machine would
provide annual cost savings of $36,000. The company requires a minimum pretax
return of 8% on all investment projects. (Ignore income taxes in this problem.)

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Exhibit 11B-1 and Exhibit 11B-2, to determine the appropriate discount
factor(s) using tables.

The net present value
of the proposed project is closest to: (Round discount factor(s) to 3 decimal
places, intermediate and final answers to the nearest dollar amount.)

$(3,313)

$12,233

$20,000

$(18,660)