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A small firm intends to increase the capacity of a bottleneck operation by adding a new machine. Two alternatives, A and B, have been identified, and the associated costs and revenues have been estimated. Annual fixed costs would be $36,000 for A and $31,000 for B; variable costs per unit would be $7 for A and $11 for B; and revenue per unit would be $17.

a. Determine each alternative’s break-even point in units. (Round your answer to the nearest whole amount.)

QBEP,A units ____
QBEP,B units ____


b. At what volume of output would the two alternatives yield the same profit? (Round your answer to the nearest whole amount.)

Profit   ________ units

c. If expected annual demand is 14,000 units, which alternative would yield the higher profit?

Higher profit             (Click to select)  A  B

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