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Question 1 (5 points)

When you are evaluating projects by the present worth method how do you know which one(s) to select if the projects are independent?

For independent projects select all that have a PW >=$100.

For independent projects select all that have a PW >=0.

For independent projects select all that have a PW = $1

For all independent projects select all that have PW < $0.
Question 2 (5 points)
When you are evaluating projects by the present worth method how do you know which one(s) to select if the projects aremutually exclusive?
For mutually exclusive projects select the one that represents the happy medium between the highest and lowest numerical values
For mutually exclusive projects select the one that has no numerical value
For mutually exclusive projects select the one that has the highest numerical value
For mutually exclusive projects select the one that has the lowest numerical value
Question 3 (5 points)
Two methods can be used for producing expansion anchors. Method A costs $80000 initially and will have a $15000 salvage value after 3 years. The operating cost with this method will be $30000 per year. Method B will have a first cost of $120000 an operating cost of $8000 per year and a $40000 salvage value after its 3-year life. At an interest rate of 12% per year which method should be used on the basis of a present worth analysis?
Select Method D
Select Method C
Select Method A
Select Method B
Question 4 (5 points)
Two processes can be used for producing a polymer that reduces friction loss in engines. Process K will have a first cost of $160000 an operating cost of $7000 per quarter and a salvage value of $40000 after its 2-year life. Process L will have a first cost of $210000 an operating cost of $5000 per quarter and a $26000 salvage value after its 4-year life. Which process should be selected on the basis of a present worth analysis at an interest rate of 8% per year compounded quarterly?
Process J
Process K
Process L
Process M
Question 5 (5 points)
The cost of extending a certain road at Yellowstone National Park is $1.7 million. Resurfacing and other maintenance are expected to cost $350000 every 3 years. What is the capitalized cost of the road at an interest rate of 6% per year?
CC = $-3532308
CC = $0
CC = $-4483556
CC = $-1577309
Question 6 (5 points)
What is the bond interest rate on a $20000 bond that has semiannual interest payments of $1500 and a 20-year maturity date?
15%
16%
13%
14%
Question 7 (5 points)
What is the present worth of a $50000 municipal bond that has an interest rate of 4% per year payable quarterly? The bond matures in 15 years and the market interest rate is 8% per year compounded quarterly.
PW = $27612
PW = $32620
PW = $45325
PW = $23620
Question 8 (5 points)
For the mutually exclusive alternatives shown below determine which one(s) should be selected.
Alternative
Present Worth $
A
25000
B
12000
C
10000
D
15000
Only A and B
Only D
Only A
Only C and D
Question 9 (5 points)
A consulting engineering firm is considering two models of SUVs for the company principals. A GM model will have a first cost of $26000 an operating cost of $2000 and a salvage value of $12000 after 3 years. A Ford model will have a first cost of $29000 an operating cost of $1200 and a $15000 resale value after 3 years. At an interest rate of 15% per year which model should the consulting firm buy? Conduct an annual worth analysis.
Select Honda SUV
Select Toyota SUV
Select GM SUV
Select Ford SUV
Question 10 (5 points)
A mechanical engineer is considering two types of pressure sensors for a low-pressure steam line. The costs are shown below. Which should be selected based on an annual worth comparison at an interest rate of 12% per year?
Type X
Type Y
First cost $
7650
12900
Maintenance cost $/year
1200
900
Salvage value $
0
2000
Life years
2
4
Select Plan Y
Select Plan W
Select Plan Z
Select Plan X
Question 11 (5 points)
Two processes can be used for producing a polymer that reduces friction loss in engines. Process K will have a first cost of $160000 an operating cost of $7000 per month and a salvage value of $40000 after its 2-year life. Process L will have a first cost of $210000 an operating cost of $5000 per month and a $26000 salvage value after its 4-year life. Which process should be selected on the basis of an annual worth analysis at an interest rate of 12% per year compounded monthly?
Select Process M
Select Process K
Select Process J
Select Process L
Question 12 (5 points)
Determine the perpetual equivalent annual worth (in years 1 through infinity) of an investment of $50000 at time 0 and $50000 per year thereafter (forever) at an interest rate of 10% per year.
AW = $60000
AW = $50000
AW = $55000
AW = $45000
Question 13 (5 points)
How much must you deposit in your retirement account each year for 10 years starting now (i.e. years 0 through 9) if you want to be able to withdraw $50000 per year forever beginning 30 years from now? Assume the account earns interest at 10% per year.
$5471
$4974
$4239
$4662