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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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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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