# Calculating EAC you are evaluating two different silicon wafer milling machines. The Techron I costs \$330,000, has a three-year life,

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Calculating EAC you are evaluating two different silicon wafer milling machines. The Techron I costs \$330,000, has a three-year life, and has pretax operating costs of \$41,000 per year. The Techron II costs \$480,000, has a five-year life, and has pretax operating costs of \$33,000 per year for both milling machines, use straight-line depreciation to zero over the project’s life and assume a salvage value of S20.000. If your tax Tate S 35 percent and your discount rate is 14 percent, compute the EAC for both machines. Which do you prefer? Why?

Salvage Value
Salvage value is the estimated book value of an asset after depreciation is complete, based on what a company expects to receive in exchange for the asset at the end of its useful life. As such, an asset’s estimated salvage value is an important...
Discount Rate
Depending upon the context, the discount rate has two different definitions and usages. First, the discount rate refers to the interest rate charged to the commercial banks and other financial institutions for the loans they take from the Federal...

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