# Volume sales and before tax profit

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QUESTION 2

BOOM, Inc., manufactures and sells dynamite. A projected income statement for the expected sales volume of 1,500,000 cases is as follows:

Sales $4,500,000

Variable expenses 1,000,000

Contribution margin $3,500,000

Fixed expenses 2,000,000

Before-tax profit $1,500,000

How many cases would need to be sold to have a before-tax profit of $2,150,000?

a. 1,100,000 cases d. 1,778,572 cases

b. 1,305,523 cases e. 1,933,842 cases

c. 1,589,331 cases f. none of the above

What dollar sales volume would be required to achieve $4,000,000 of before-tax profit?

a. $6,845,100 b. $7,714,287 c. $9,354,006 d. $10,522,992

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The first thing you need to do is take the before tax profit and add fixed expenses since fixed expenses don't change regardless of amount of units sold.

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<br>So now we have 4,150,000 contribution margin for the first question (2,150,000 before tax profit plus the fixed expenses of 2,000,000)

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<br>We also know that in the projected problem there are 1,500,000 cases and the sales are ...

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