# English

Watch “You are fluent in this language” (http://www.ted.com/talks/christoph_niemann_you_are_fluent_in_this_language_and_don_t_even_know_it) and write an approximately 250-word reflection. In the reflection, include

Summary: What is the text about?

Takeaway: What do you learn after reading the text? What terms (or keywords) you learn from the text? Does this text remind you of a lived experience/other texts you have? Anything you agree/disagree? Elaborate your answer (2-3 sentences) by citing examples directly from the text.Critical Response: What one question you have for the author/the topic of the text? Why is that question important to you?

Based on the following information, calculate net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), and payback for the investment opportunity:

EEC expects to save \$500,000 per year for the next 10 years by purchasing the supplier.

EEC’s cost of capital is 14%.

EEC believes it can purchase the supplier for \$2 million.

Based on your calculations, should EEC acquire the supplier? Why or why not?

Which of the techniques (NPV, IRR, or payback period) is the most useful tool to use? Why?

Which of the techniques (NPV, IRR, or payback period) is the least useful tool to use? Why?

Would your answer be the same if EEC’s cost of capital were 25%? Why or why not?

Would your answer be the same if EEC did not save \$500,000 per year as anticipated?

What would be the least amount of savings that would make this investment attractive to EEC?

Given this scenario, what is the most EEC would be willing to pay for the supplier?

Prepare a memo to the President of EEC that details your findings and shows the effects if any of the following situations are true:

EEC’s cost of capital increases.

The expected savings are less than \$500,000 per year.

EEC must pay more than \$2 million for the supplier.

1 Excel spreadsheet and 1 paper of 1000 words

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