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A company manufactures a single product which incurs fixed costs of £30,000 per annum. Annual sales are budgeted to be 70,000 units at a sales price of £30 per unit. Variable costs are £28.50 per unit.
(a) Draw a profit–volume graph, and use it to determine the breakeven point. The company is now considering improving the quality of the product and increasing the selling price to £35 per unit. Sales volume will be unaffected, but fixed costs will increase to £45,000 per annum and variable costs to £33 per unit.
(b) Draw, on the same graph as for part (a), a second profit–volume graph and comment on the results.