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Textbook Problem

Would each of the following increase, decrease, or have an indeterminant effect on a firm's break-even point (unit sales )?

  1. a. The sales price increases with no change in unit costs.
  2. b. An increase in fixed costs is accompanied by a decrease in variable costs.
  3. c. A new firm decides to use MACRS depreciation for both book and tax purposes rather than the- straight-line depreciation method.
  4. d. d Variable labor costs decline; other things are held constant.

a.

Summary Introduction

To identify: Whether the given statement will increase, decrease or have an undetermined effect on a firm’s break-even point.

Introduction:

Break-Even Point:

It is the point at which a company earns zero profit that is, it just covers the cost incurred in production and earnings before interest and tax is zero.

Explanation
  • There is an opposite relationship between sales price and break-even point...

b.

Summary Introduction

To identify: Whether the given statement will increase, decrease or have an undetermined effect on a firm’s break-even point.

c.

Summary Introduction

To identify: Whether the given statement will increase, decrease or have an undetermined effect on a firm’s break-even point.

d.

Summary Introduction

To identify: Whether the given statement will increase, decrease or have an undetermined effect on a firm’s break-even point.

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