Determining Present Worth w/ Interest

**A bakery is thinking of purchasing a small delivery truck that has a first cost of $18,000 and its to be kept in service for 6 years, at which time the salvage value is expected to be $2500. Maintenance and operating costs are estimated at $2500 the first year and will increase at a rate of $200 per year. Determine the present worth of this vehicle, using an interest rate of 12 percent.**

My attempt:

Finding the regular annuity for such an arithmetic series,

Finding the present worth of maintenance costs given such an annuity, (NOTE: A here is A'' found previously)

Finding the present worth of the future salvage value,

Thus the overall present worth of the vehicle is,

Is this correct?

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**jegues** .....that has a first cost of $18,000...

Can you explain what that means?

This style of problem usually states a purchase price, then the positive and negative

subsequent flows resulting from this purchase; then, is the purchase price advantageous?

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**Wilmer** Can you explain what that means?

This style of problem usually states a purchase price, then the positive and negative

subsequent flows resulting from this purchase; then, is the purchase price advantageous?

I'm assuming it means the purchase price.

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**jegues** I'm assuming it means the purchase price.

Ok; then 28797.97 is definitely correct.

Can you calculate this:

if $K is the savings each year due to the purchase, what is K in order to break even ?