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Is it realistic to separate costs into fixed and variable components? Can it be done realistically? Can computer analyses do an easier job?

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Type of costs

Variable costs," which increase directly in proportion to the level of sales in dollars or units sold. Depending on your type of business, some examples would be cost of goods sold, sales commissions, shipping charges, delivery charges, costs of direct materials or supplies, wages of ...

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