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    Corp. considering two potential projects, X and Y. In assessing the projects' risks, the company estimated the beta of each project versus both the company's other assets and the stock market, and it also conducted thorough scenario and simulation analyses. This research produced the following numbers:

    Expected NPV
    Standard deviation (NPV)
    Project beta (vs. market)
    Correlation of the project cash flows with cash flows from currently existing projects.

    Project X
    Expected NPV $350,000
    Standard deviation (NPV) $100,000
    Project beta (vs. market) 1.4

    Cash flows are not correlated with the cash flows from existing projects.

    Project Y
    Expected NPV $350,000
    Standard deviation (NPV) $150,000
    Project beta (vs. market) 0.8

    Cash flows are highly correlated with the cash flows from existing projects.

    Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

    a. Project X has more stand-alone risk than Project Y.
    b. Project X has more corporate (or within-firm)risk than Project Y
    c. Project X has more market risk than Project Y.
    d. Project X has the same level of corporate risk as Project Y.
    e. Project X has less market risk than Project Y.

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