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Selecting Machine by Payback Period Method

The Dammon Corp. has the following investment opportunities.

Year Machine A Inflows Machine B Inflows Machine C Inflows
($15,000 investment) ($22,500 investment) ($37,500 investment)
1 $6,000 $12,000 $-0-
2 9,000 12,000 30,000
3 3,000 10,500 30,000
4 -0- 10,500 15,000
5 -0- -0- 15,000

Under the payback method and assuming these machines are mutually exclusive, which machine(s) would Dammon Corp. choose?
Machine A
Machine B
Machine C
Machine A and B

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Machine A Machine B Machine C
Inflows Cumulative cash inflow Inflows Cumulative cash inflow Inflows Cumulative cash inflow
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Solution depicts the steps to calculate payback period for each of the three proposals.

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