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.
It asks about the depreciation for the 3rd year,
The changes in depreciation for 5 years would be as: 20%, 32%, 19.2%, 11.52% and 5.76%
The change in 3rd year is of 19.2% because of which depreciation would be 19.2% of 284,000 = $54528
"(a)D \n2\n\u200b\t\n =80,000(0.32)= \\$\n25\n,\n600"
"(b)BV \n2\n\u200b\t\n =80,000\u201380,000(0.20+0.32)"