RMG301 Decision Making Problems – Practice Sheet
Productivity, Breakeven, Stock Turns
The Mid Term will have questions similar to these.
I shall provide an answer sheet in the next couple of days. My advice is that you try on your own
and check your answer once you complete the question.
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# Question Answer
1. A new product is being considered that will require $45,000 $18.35
in fixed costs per year. Variable costs per unit are estimated
to be $12.72. The firm wants to break even if 8000 units are
produced and sold per year. What should be the price?
2. A new luxury soap is to be introduced to the market. The 1,000,000
$100,000
advertising campaign will cost $500,000. Each bar of soap
costs $1 and is sold for $1.50.
a. What is the breakeven quantity?
b. 1,200,000 bars of soap are sold. What is the profit?
3. $36,000
The break-even quantity for a certain kitchen appliance is
6000 units. The selling price is $10 per unit, and the variable
cost is $4 per unit. What must be the fixed cost to break even
at 6000 units?
4. 1.9
At the beginning of the year, the inventory of perfume is $ 27.5 wks
60,000 . At the end of the year, the inventory is $ 50,000 .
Sales are an average of $ 2,000 per week.
a. What is the stock turn?
b. How frequently is your stock turning, measured in
weeks? # Answer
Question
5. Joe operates 3 hardware stores. Store 1 is 2,200 sq ft. Store 3,000 sq ft
2 is 2,700 sq ft. Store 3 is 4,100 sq ft. Total annual sales are $500 per sq
$ 4,500,000