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The Engler Oil Company is deciding whether to drill for oil on a tract of land that the company owns. The company

estimates that the project will cost $10 million today. Engler estimates that once drilled, the oil will generate positive cash flows of $4.1 million a year at the end of each of the next 4 years. Although the company is fairly confident about its cash flow forecast, it recognizes that if it waits 2 years, it will have more information about the local geology as well as the price of oil. Engler estimates that if it waits 2 years, the project will cost $11 million, and cash flows will continue for 4 years after the initial investment is made. Moreover, if it waits 2 years, there is a 95% chance that the cash flows will be $4.2 million a year for 4 years, and there is a 5% chance that the cash flows will be $2.2 million a year for 4 years. Assume that all cash flows are discounted at 11%.

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