Given the following cash flows for projects A and B:
Year Project A Project B
0 -100,000 -150,000 (Project Cost)
1 25,000 50,000
2 30,000 60,000
3 35,000 70,000
4 80,000 50,000
Assume that the cost of capital is 10%.
a. Use the net present value method to select the better of the two projects.
b. Use the payback period method to select the better of the two projects.
c. How does the IRR method differ from the above two?