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Suppose a firm is considering two mutually exclusive projects. One project has a life of 6 years; the other, a life of 10 years. Both projects can be repeated at the end of their lives. Might the failure to employ a replacement chain or EAA analysis bias the decision toward one of the projects? If so, which one and why?

Summary Introduction

To Determine: Whether the failure to utilize a replacement chain or EAA analysis bias the assessment toward one of the projects.

Introduction: EAA or Equivalent annual annuity is a methodology utilized in capital budgeting to pick between mutually exclusive projects with uneven useful lives. The project with greater equivalent annual annuity is chosen.

Explanation

The reasons on whether the failure to utilize a replacement chain or EAA analysis bias the assessment toward one of the projects is as follows:

In general, the inability to utilize replacement chain examination or the equivalent annual ann...

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