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# Computing Break-Even Units and Sales Dollars

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AAA Auto Parts produces mufflers that sell for \$75 each. Variable costs are \$25, and fixed costs are \$25,000.

1. Compute the break-even point in units.
2. Compute the break-even in sales.
3. Find the sales (in units) needed for a before tax profit of \$35,000. (Hint: look at the profit as a part of the fixed cost.)
4. Using the information in Part c, find the sales (in units) for an after-tax profit of \$35,000. Use a tax rate of 40 percent.

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1. The break-even point in units=Fixed Costs/(Sales price/unit-Variable costs/unit). In this case, the break-even point in units=\$25,000/(\$75-\$25), or 500 units.

2. You can use either of two ways to compute the break-even point in sales dollars. First, compute the break-even point in units and multiply by the unit selling price. In this ...

#### Solution Summary

This solution illustrates the computation of break-even sales in units and dollars using neat, step by step calculations.

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