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    Dime a Dozen Diamonds makes synthetic diamonds by treating carbon. Each diamond can be sold for $100. The materials cost for a standard diamond is $30. The fixed costs incurred each year for factory upkeep and administrative expenses are $200,000. The machinery costs $1 million a year and is depreciated straight-line over 10 years to a salvage value of zero.

    a. What is the accounting break-even level of sales in terms of number
    of diamonds sold?

    b. What is the NPV break-even sales assuming a tax rate of 35 percent,
    a 10-year ...