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# Answer to Question #266853 in Civil and Environmental Engineering for nato

Question #266853

A company just purchased an intelligent robot, which has a first cost of $80,000. Since the robot is unique in its capabilities, the company expects to be able to sell it in 4 years for$95,000. (a) If the company spends $10,000 per year in maintenance and operation of the robot, what will the company’s MACRS depreciation charge be in year 2? Assume the recovery period for robots is 5 years and the company’s MARR is 16% per year when the inflation rate is 9% per year. (b) Determine the book value of the robot at the end of year 2. 1 Expert's answer 2021-11-17T03:18:01-0500 "(a)D \n2\n\u200b\t\n =80,000(0.32)= \\$\n25\n,\n600"

"(b)BV \n2\n\u200b\t\n =80,000\u201380,000(0.20+0.32)"

"=80,000\u201341,600"

"= \\\$\n38\n,\n400"

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