Your engineers are developing a new product to launch next year that will require both software and hardware innovations. The software team requests a budget of $5 million and forecasts an 80% chance of success. The hardware team requests a $10 million budget and forecasts a 50% chance of success. Both teams will need 6 months to work on the product, and the risk-free interest rate is 4% APR with semiannual compounding.
a. Which team should work on the project first?
b. Suppose that before anyone has worked on the project, the hardware team comes back and revises their proposal, changing the estimated chance of success to 75% based on new information. Will this affect your decision in (a)?

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