A firm expects to install smog control equipment on the exhaust of a

A firm expects to install smog control equipment on the exhaust of a gasoline engine. The local smog control district has agreed to pay to the firm a lump sum of money to provide for the first cost of the equipment and maintenance during its 10-year useful life. At the end of 10 years the equipment, which initially cost $10,000, is valueless. The firm and the smog control district have agreed that the following are reasonable estimates of the end-of-year maintenance costs:

Year 1           $75        Year 6        $200

         2           $100               7        $225

         3           $125               8        $250

         4           $150               9        $275

         5           $175               10      $300

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