Yilan Company is considering adding a new product. The cost accountant has provided the following data.
Expected variable cost of manufacturing ........ $57 per unit
Expected annual fixed manufacturing costs ...... $108,000
The administrative vice president has provided the following estimates.
Expected sales commission ........... $3 per unit
Expected annual fixed administrative costs ... $52,000
The manager has decided that any new product must at least break even in the first year.

Use the equation method and consider each requirement separately.
a. If the sales price is set at $110, how many units must Yilan sell to break even?
b. Yilan estimates that sales will probably be 4,000 units. What sales price per unit will allow the company to break even?
c. Yilan has decided to advertise the product heavily and has set the sales price at $115. If sales are 3,600 units, how much can the company spend on advertising and still break even?

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