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LG1 LG4 4–29 Present value of a mixed stream Harte Systems, Inc., a maker of electronic surveillance equipment, is considering selling to a well-known hardware chain the
rights to market its home security system. The proposed deal calls for payments
of $30,000 and $25,000 at the end of years 1 and 2 and for annual year-end
payments of $15,000 in years 3 through 9. A final payment of $10,000 would
be due at the end of year 10.
a. Lay out the cash flows involved in the offer on a time line.
b. If Harte applies a required rate of return of 12% to them, what is the present
value of this series of payments?
c. A second company has offered Harte a one-time payment of $100,000 for the
rights to market the home security system. Which offer should Harte accept? LG4 4–30 Funding budget shortfalls As part of your personal budgeting process, you
have determined that in each of the next 5 years you will have budget shortfalls.
In other words, you will need the amounts shown in the following table at the
end of the given year to balance your...
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