### Comparing machines with unequal lives

Vandalay Industries is considering the purchase of a new machine for the production of latex. Machine A costs $2,310,000 and will last for 4 years. Variable costs are 37 percent of sales and fixed costs are $157,000 per year. Machine B costs $4,520,000 and will last for 8 years. Variable costs for this machine are 32 percent of