# Required rate of return on these projects

11. Caledonia is considering two additional mutually exclusive projects. The cash flows associated with these projects are as follows:

YEAR PROJECT A PROJECT B

0 -$100,000 -$100,000

1 32,000 0

2 32,000 0

3 32,000 0

4 32,000 0

5 32,000 $200,000

The required rate of return on these projects is 11 percent.

1. What is each project's payback period?

2. What is each project's net present value?

3. What is each project's internal rate of return?

4. What has caused the ranking conflict?

5. Which project should be accepted? Why?

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1. What is each project's payback period?

Payback is the period in which the initial cashflows are recovered.

Project A= Initial investments/Annuity

=100000/32000

3.125 years

Project B=

This is in between year 4 and year5.

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