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Andre has asked you to evaluate his business, Andre's Hair Styling. Andre has five barbers working for him. (Andre is not one of them.) Each barber is paid \$9.90 per hour and works a 40-hour week and a 50-week year, regardless of the number of haircuts. Rent and other fixed expenses are \$1,750 per month. Assume that the only service performed is the giving of haircuts, the unit price of which is \$12. Andre has asked you to find the following information.
1. Find the contribution margin per haircut. Assume that the barbers' compensation is a fixed cost.
2. Determine the annual break-even point, in number of haircuts.
3. What will be the operating income if 20,000 haircuts are performed?
4. Suppose Andre revises the compensation method. The barbers will receive \$4 per hour plus \$6 for each haircut. What is the new contribution margin per haircut? What is the annual break-even point (in number of haircuts)?

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<br>Contribution Margin per hair cut = Revenue - Variable cost.
<br>= 12 - 0 = \$12 ( since barbers compensation is ...

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