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Exercise 24-10 NPV and profitability index LO P3

Following is information on two alternative investments being considered by Jolee Company. The company requires a 8% return from its investments. (PV of $1, FV of $1, PVA of $1, and FVA of $1) **(Use appropriate factor(s) from the tables provided.)
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Project A | Project B | |||||||||

Initial investment | $ | (181,325 | ) | $ | (159,960 | ) | ||||

Expected net cash flows in year: | ||||||||||

1 | 48,000 | 35,000 | ||||||||

2 | 44,000 | 47,000 | ||||||||

3 | 85,295 | 63,000 | ||||||||

4 | 93,400 | 84,000 | ||||||||

5 | 73,000 | 28,000 | ||||||||

**a.** For each alternative project compute the net present value.

**b.** For each alternative project compute the profitability index. If the company can only select one project, which should it choose?

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