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# 4. Builtrite D is considering the purchase of a new machine for $500,000 which would require a $5000 installation charge. Employees would need to go through a brief training session to operate the machine properly which would cost $25,000. In addition, an increase in net working capital of $30,000 would be required. The machine has an expected life of 10 years and due to efficiencies, labor costs are expected to decrease $150,000 annually (before depreciation and taxes). Assume straight-line depreciation, a 34% marginal tax rate and a cost of capital of 15%. Should Builtrite D purchase the machine?

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Answer:Builtrite D should purchase the machineStep-by-step explanation:Cash outflow in year zero = $ 500,000 + $ 25,000 ( training cost ) + $ 30,000 ( Net working capital)Cash outflow in year zero = $ 555,000Terminal cash flow in year 10 Β = $ 150,000 + $ 30,000 ( NWC)Terminal cash flow in year 10 Β = $ 180,000Operating cash flow per year = [ Savings - expenses - depreciation ] X ( 1 - tax rate) + depreciationNet present value = [tex] -500,000 + \frac{116,000}{1.15^1} + \frac{116,000}{1.15^2} +...+ \frac{180,000}{1.15^{10}}[/tex]The Net present value of purchasing the machine = $32,071.42Builtrite D should purchase the machine