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Dexcon Technologies, Inc., is evaluating two alternatives to produce its new plastic filament with tribological (i.e., low friction) properties for creating custom bearings for 3-D printers. The estimates associated with each alternative are shown below. Using a MARR of 16% per year, which alternative has the lower present worth?

Method DDM LS
First Cost $-170,000 $-350,000
M&O Cost, per Year $-65,000 $-40,000
Salvage Value $4,000 $29,000
Life 2 years 4 years

The present worth for the DDM method is $  .

The present worth for the LS method is $  .

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