Posted by **Val** on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 9:20am.

A typical Latino coffee farmer has fixed costs of $10,000 per year. Under the old distribution system, the farmer is paid $.40 per pound (U.S. weight measure) and the farmer’s variable cost per pound is $.30. What is the farmer’s breakeven point in units (pounds) under the old system? What is the farmer’s breakeven point in dollars?

Under the new distribution system, the farmer is paid $1.26 per pound, what is the farmer’s breakeven point in units (pounds) now? What is the farmer’s breakeven point in dollars?

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 11:10am
FarmersProfit: income-costs

Netperlb*W - costperlb*W

So at breakeven, Profit is zero, so set the farmer's profit to zero, and solve for W.

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