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Sheridon Corporation is investigating automating a process by purchasing a new machine for $519,000 that would have a 6 year useful life and no salvage value. By automating the process, the company would save $135,000 per year in cash operating costs. The company's current equipment would be sold for scrap now, yielding $26,000. The annual depreciation on the new machine would be $86,500. (Ignore income taxes.)
Determine the simple rate of return on the investment.