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    Suppose a firm is unleveraged and has an unleveraged required return, r, of 15%. The firm borrows 30% of the value of the firm at rd = 8%. Because of the financial leverage, re becomes 18%. The firm pays corporate taxes at a rate of 35% but otherwise operates in perfect capital market. What is the firm's WACC?

    a) Assuming the firm is operating in a perfect capital market (including no taxes).

    b) Assuming there are only corporate taxes at a rate of 35% in an otherwise perfect capital market

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