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Wendy capital budgeting project NPV IRR WACC MACRS

Wendy is evaluating a capital budgeting project that should last for 4years. The project requires $800,000 of equipment. She is unsure what depreciation method to use in her analysis, straight-line or the 3-year MACRS accelerated method. Under straight-line depreciation, the cost of the equipment would be depreciated evenly over its 4-year life (ignore the half-year convention for the straight-line method). The applicable MACRS depreciation rates are 33%, 45%, 15%, and 7%, as discussed in Appendix11A. The company 's WACC is 10%,and its tax rate is 40%.

a. What would the depreciation expense be each year under each method?

b. Which depreciation method would produce the higher NPV, and how much higher would it be?

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