Amos Excavating Inc. is purchasing a bulldozer. The equipment has a price of $104,000. The manufacturer has offered a payment plan that would allow Amos to make12 equal annual payments of $14,524, with the first payment due one year after the purchase.

(a) How much total interest will Amos pay on this payment plan?
(Round answers to 0 decimal places, e.g. $458,581.)

Total interest $

(b) Amos could borrow $104,000from its bank to finance the purchase at an annual rate of 8%. Should Amos borrow from the bank or use the manufacturer’s payment plan to pay for the equipment?

Use Manufacturer’s Payment PlanBorrow from the Bank