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Willingford MicroBrew: Computing the Simple Rate of Return

The management of Wallingford MicroBrew is considering the purchase of an automated bottling machine for $93,500. The machine would replace an old piece of equipment that costs $43,000 per year to operate. The new machine would cost $13,000 per year to operate. The old machine currently in use could be sold now for a scrap value of $5,000. The new machine would have a useful life of 11 years with no salvage value.


Compute the simple rate of return on the new automated bottling machine. Use straight-line depreciation method.(Round your percentage answer to one decimal place. Omit the "%" sign in your response.)

Simple rate of return %

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Simple rate of return = (Annual cost savings - Annual depreciation)/(Cost of new machine - salvage value of old machine)

The annual cost savings is:

Annual operating cost of old machine $43,000
Annual operating cost of new machine ...

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This solution illustrates how to compute the simple rate of return on a project.