Q 45

Use the following information to answer the question(s) below. Rearden Metals is considering opening a strip mining operation to provide some of the raw materials needed in producing Rearden metal. The initial purchase of the land and the associated costs of opening up mining operations will cost $100 million today. The mine is expected to generate $16 million worth of ore per year for the next 12 years. At the end of the 12th year Rearden will need to spend $20 million to restore the land to its original pristine nature appearance. -Which of the following statements is FALSE? A) In general, the IRR rule works for a stand-alone project if all of the project's positive cash flows precede its negative cash flows. B) There is no easy fix for the IRR rule when there are multiple IRRs. C) The payback rule is primarily used because of its simplicity. D) No investment rule that ignores the set of alternative investment alternatives can be optimal.

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