# Simple Rate of Return

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17.Pid has invested in a machine that cost $70,000, that has a useful life of seven years, and that has no salvage value at the end of its useful life. The machine is being depreciated by the straight-line method, based on its useful life. It will have a payback period of four years. Given these data, the simple rate of return on the machine is closest to:

A)7.1%.

B)8.2%.

C)10.7%.

D)39.3%.