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A ski resort plans to eventually add five new chairlifts. One lift costs $2 million, preparing slope costs another $1.3 million. The lift allows 300 additional skiers ,but there are only 40 days a year when the extra capacity will be needed. (The resort sell alls 300 lift tickets on those 40 days.) Running the new lift will cost $500 a day for the entire 200 days the lodge is open. Assume that the lift tickets at Deer Valley cost $55 a day and the added cash expenses for each skier-day are $5. The new lift has an economic life of 20 years. The before-tax required rate of return for the resort. Compute the before-tax NPV of the new lift and advise the managers of th resort the lift will be a profitable investment.

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