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    Kinky Copies may buy a high-volume copier. The machine cost $100,000 and will be depreciated straight-line over 5 years to a salvage value of $20,000. Kinky anticipates that the machine actually can be sold in 5 years for $30,000. The machine will save $20,000 a year in labor costs but will require an increase in working capital, mainly paper supplies, of $10,000. The firm's marginal tax rate is 35 percent, and the discount rate is 8 percent. Should Kinky buy the machine?

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    Please refer attached file for better clarity of tables.


    Depreciation= (Price of machine-Salvage Value)/No. of years = (100000-20000)/5=$16000.

    At the end Machine Savings Depreciation Tax Net Cash flow Extra cash Total cash PV=FV/1.08^n
    of Year Cost Flow* Flow (FV) (@Rate=8%)
    0 -100000 ...

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    Solution describes working of steps needed to determine whether a project is acceptable or not by using NPV method.