A high-speed electronic assembly machine was purchased two years ago for $50,000. At the present time, it can be sold for $25,000 and replaced by a newer model having a purchase price of $42,500; or it can be kept in service for a maximum of one more year. The new assembly machine, if purchased, has a useful life of not

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A high-speed electronic assembly machine was purchased two years ago for $50,000. At the present time, it can be sold for $25,000 and replaced by a newer model having a purchase price of $42,500; or it can be kept in service for a maximum of one more year. The new assembly machine, if purchased, has a useful life of not more than two years. The projected resale values and operating and maintenance costs for the challenger and the defender are shown in the accompanying table on a year-by-year basis. If the before-tax MARR is 15%, when should the old assembly machine be replaced? Use the following data table for your analysis.
A high-speed electronic assembly machine was purchased two years ago
MARR
Minimum Acceptable Rate of Return (MARR), or hurdle rate is the minimum rate of return on a project a manager or company is willing to accept before starting a project, given its risk and the opportunity cost of forgoing other...
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Engineering Economy

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Authors: William G. Sullivan, Elin M. Wicks, C. Patrick Koelling

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