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JoeyParticipant
I was wondering if anyone knew of a place where I can get some of the explanations for the newly released AICPA questions. There are a few I am struggling with, one of them being:
Spark Co. buys phones for $125 each and sells them for $200 each. Spark pays a sales commission of $25 per phone sold and monthly fixed costs are $3,000. Assuming Spark desired a profit of 10% on sales, how many units must Spark sell? a) 600 b) 400 c) 200 d) 100
I know the formula for a desired profit is Total Fixed Cost+Desired Profit/CM per unit. So I thought it would be (3000 total fixed Cost+(200*.10 profit on the selling price of the item))/(Not sure if it would be SP20025 Commission which is the Variable cost but do you also subtract the $125?). I know this is long but if anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it.
CPAHOPEParticipantThe answer is D
To do this type of question, you should create a equation to solve
SVCFC = Desired profitS.75S3000 = .1(S)
Solve for S and you get 20000 dollars
20000/200 = 100 unitsVC = 150/200 = .75
AUD  39
BEC  76
FAR  56
REG  79FAR 57,61,57,56 (F*)REG 54,49,69,66, 79
AUD 39(lol)
BEC 64,60,50(lol),70,67,71,76
"Theres no limit unless you allow it"
"Why not?"
"I dont believe in limits"
CPAHOPEParticipantYour way:
.1 of sales = 200/.1 = 2000 target profit3000+2000 / 50 = 100 units
Your way is faster but I like to use my way when theres percentage of something involved
AUD  39
BEC  76
FAR  56
REG  79FAR 57,61,57,56 (F*)REG 54,49,69,66, 79
AUD 39(lol)
BEC 64,60,50(lol),70,67,71,76
"Theres no limit unless you allow it"
"Why not?"
"I dont believe in limits"
Road2CPAParticipantI'm reviewing the same released questions an I can't quite figure out how they are coming up with $27,400 for the following question. Can someone please provide some insight?
Smith Legal Services has offered to represent a plaintiff in a lawsuit for a retainer of
$20,000 plus 40% of any award over $20,000. Smith expects to incur outofpocket expenditures
of $15,000 in litigating the suit. Possible court awards with their associated probabilities are:Award Probability
$100,000 0.7
$0 0.3
What is the expected value to Smith of the lawsuit?
A. $25,900
B. $27,400
C. $33,000
D. $37,000AUD  81
BEC  83
FAR  NINJA in Training
REG  NINJA in TrainingGreat things never come from comfort zones  Roy T. BennettIcaritoParticipantRetainer +20
Costs (15)
5100 – 20 = 80 x .4 = 32,000 x .7 = 22,400
5,000 + 22,400 = 27,400
FAR  80 (4/1/2019)BEC  82 (9/7/2019)
AUD  81 (11/23/2019)
REG  94 (3/9/2020)
Road2CPAParticipantThank you so much, Icarito!
AUD  81
BEC  83
FAR  NINJA in Training
REG  NINJA in TrainingGreat things never come from comfort zones  Roy T. Bennett 
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