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# Four years ago the Attaboy Lawn Mower Company purchased a piece of equipment Because of increasing maintenance costs for this equipment a new piece of machinery is being considered for the assembly

Four years ago, the Attaboy Lawn Mower Company purchased a piece of equipment. Because of increasing maintenance costs for this equipment, a new piece of machinery is being considered for the assembly line. The cost characteristics of the defender (present equipment) and the challenger are shown below: Defender Challenger Original cost = \$9,000 Purchase cost = \$11,000 Maintenance = \$500 in Maintenance = \$150 per year one (four years year ago) increasing by a uniform gradient of \$100 per year thereafter MV at end of life = MV at end of life = 0 \$3,000 Original estimated Estimated life = five life = nine years years Suppose a \$6,000 MV is available now for the defender. Perform a before-tax analysis, using a before-tax MARR of 15%, to determine which alternative to select. Be sure to state all important assumptions you make, and utilize a uniform gradient in your analysis of the defender. (9.4) Estimated Deadline (in hours) Mark as Spam

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