# A problem on Breakeven analysis

University Catering sells 50-pound bags of popcorn to university dormitories for $10 a bag. The fixed costs of this operation are $80,000, while the variable costs of the popcorn are $.10 per pound.

a. What is the break-even point in bags?

b. Calculate the profit or loss on 12,000 bags and on 25,000 bags.

c. What is the degree of operating leverage at 20,000 bags and at 25,000

bags? Why does the degree of operating leverage change as the quantity

sold increases?

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