Question: On Point Inc is interested in producing and selling a

On Point, Inc., is interested in producing and selling a deluxe electric pencil sharpener. Market research indicates that customers are willing to pay $40 for such a sharpener and that 20,000 units could be sold each year at this price. The cost to produce the sharpener is currently estimated to be $34.
a. If on Point requires a 20 percent return on sales to undertake production of a product, what is the target cost for the new pencil sharpener?
b. If a competitor sells basically the same sharpener for $36, what would On Point’s target cost be to maintain a 20 percent return on sales?
c. At a price of $36, On Point estimates that it can sell 21,000 sharpeners per year. Assuming target costs are reached, would On Point earn more or less profit per year at the $36 selling price compared to the original estimated selling price of $40?

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