# Hsm Week 4: Assignment: Fixed Costs, Variable Costs, and Break

Topics: Fixed cost, Variable cost, Costs Pages: 3 (545 words) Published: July 29, 2012
Assignment: Fixed and Variable Costs, Break-Even Point

Exercise 10.1

Recompute fixed costs, variable costs, and the BEP. What are the variable costs? What are the fixed costs? How many meals will the WHDM program need to provide during the fiscal year to reach the BEP? How much profit will the program earn if it completes its 45,000-meal contract with the City of Westchester?

The variable cost of service is \$3.93 during the fiscal year the WHDM should provide 1,011 meals to reach their BEP of \$3,665.76.   The total profit the program will earn if it completes its contract of 45,000 meals is \$1,859.77.  1. The difference = subtracting the low from the high with the months given.                           4,900 – 3,500 = 1,400   The differences in costs = subtracting the low from the high time period costs                         \$26,000 - \$20,500 = \$5,500   The variable cost per unit = dividing the difference in cost by the difference in service             \$5,500 / 1,400 = \$3.93   Total variable cost = multiplying the variable cost by the low time period                         3,500 x \$3.93 = \$13,755.   Total fixed cost = subtracting the total variable cost from the low time period                         \$20,500 - \$13,755 = \$6,745   Computing the Break Even Point =   Px = A + Bx = \$3,665.7                        P will = \$5.77     (\$5.77x – 6745 + \$3.93x)                                   X will = \$1.84     (\$5.77 - \$3.93 – 6745 + (\$3.93 - \$3.93)                                       A will = 6,745     (\$1.84x – 6745)                         B will= \$3.93     (\$1.84x / \$1.84x – 6754 / \$1.84x)   BEP for year = multiply BEP by 12

\$3,665.76 x 12 = \$43,989.12   Number of meals = subtracting BEP for year from total contracted meals WHDM program profit 45,000 = meal contract
1,008 Revenue
1,008 Meals at \$5.77= \$5,816.16
Total Cost per meal 1,008 at \$3.93 =\$3,961.44
Total Profit = total cost of the meals \$5,816.16...