a. Calculate the company’s overall break-even point in sales dollars and in units. b. Calculate the overall sales dollars required to earn a target profit of $1,500,000 (ignore taxes). Assume the sales mix does not change. c. Calculate the i. Sales dollars required for each product at the overall break-even level of sales calculated in (1) above. ii. Unit sales of each product at the overall break-even level of sales units calculated in (1) above. d. What impact would doubling the number of Office Basic units sold next year have on the overall break-even point in sales dollars? Assume that there will be no changes to the Home Brewer or Office Deluxe unit sales, that unit selling prices and variable costs will remain the same for each model, and that total fixed costs will be unchanged. e. The company is considering a new advertising campaign to raise overall consumer awareness of the product offerings. The total cost of the yearlong campaign would be $180,000. By how much would unit sales need to increase overall for the company to be able to justify the new campaign? How many units of each product must be sold to justify the new campaign? Assume no change to the current product mix. f. Suppose that instead of being designed to increase total sales volume, the new $180,000 advertising campaign will focus on getting customers who would have purchased the Office Basic model to buy the Office Deluxe model instead. To justify the cost of the new advertising, how many customers must purchase the Deluxe model instead of the Basic model? Assume that the new advertising campaign will have no impact on sales of the Home Brewer model. g. The company is considering adding a new product to its line of brewers targeted at the office-use market. The new brewer, the Office Plus, would sell for $250 per unit and would have variable unit costs of $160. Introducing the new model would increase fixed costs by $102,000 annually and would reduce annual unit sales of the Office Basic and Office Deluxe models by 10% each. Assuming no change to the sales of the Home Brewer model, how many units of the Office Plus model would need to be sold to justify its addition to the product line next year?

## White’s The Clash of Economic Ideas

Pick one of the topics to write a 6 page paper on. Please use citations and quotes mentioned in the topic you chose (An Outline of the history of Economic Thought by Screpanti or The Clash of Economic Ideas by White). 1. Screpanti/Zamagni in chapter 12 provide a host...