Posted by **Billy** on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 12:29am.

A small publishing company is planning to publish a new book. The production costs will include one-time fixed costs (editing) and variable costs (printing). One time fixed cost will total $76,322. The variable costs will be $10 per book. The publisher will sell the finished product to the book store at a price of $25.50 per book. How many books must the publisher produce and sell that the production costs will equal the money from sales?

the answer is 4924 books..how would i go about solving this problem im suck. Thanks for the help in advance!

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**Quidditch**, Friday, October 28, 2011 at 1:34am
Let B = the "break even" number of books.

Production costs=$76,322 + B * $10

Total Sales = B * $25.50

Setting these equal...

Total sales = Production costs

or...

$76,322 + B * $10 = B * $25.50

Solve for B

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