# Breaking-even points for decision modeling

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A start-up publishing company estimates that the fixed costs of its first major project will be $190,000, the variable cost will be $18, and the selling price per book will be $34.

a) How many books must be sold for this project to break even?

b) Suppose the publishers wish to take a total of $40,000 in salary for this project. How many books must be sold to break even, and what is the break-even point, in dollars?

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