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Roger Rosich saved $300,000 during the 30 years that he worked for a major corporation. Now he has retired at the age of 60 and has begun to draw a comfortable pension check every month. He wants to ensure the financial security of his retirement by investing his savings wisely and is currently considering two investment opportunities. Both investments require an initial payment of $200,000. The following table presents the estimated cash inflows for the two alternatives.


Mr. Rosich decides to use his past average return on mutual fund investments as the discount rate; it is 8 percent.

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Round your computation to two decimal points.
a. Compute the net present value of each opportunity. Which should Mr. Rosich adopt based on the net present value approach?
b. Compute the payback period for each project. Which should Mr. Rosich adopt based on the payback approach?
c. Compare the net present value approach with the payback approach. Which method is better in the givencircumstances?


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