ACT 305 Module 4 Critical Thinking Assignment Cost of Operation Exercise


Critical Thinking  


Assignment Choice #1: Cost of Operation Exercise

Toy Box, Inc., is contemplating expanding sales of their children’s toys. The have an opportunity to stock and sell the X toy that has been a big hit with children everywhere. They must order the X toys from the manufacturer in a minimum order of 100 at a cost of $12 each. They could resell the X toy in their store for $22 each.

Due to anticipated demand, Toy Box, Inc., will need to hire an additional part-time cashier at $600 a month, which will be classified as a fixed-cost attributable to the X toy. In addition, they have offered a

$1 sales commission per toy to their floor sales representative. Finally, they will include a package of

trading cards with every purchase of an X toy, which will cost them an additional $2 each.  Instructions:

In a well-written paper, answer the questions and perform the calculations described below:


  1.  To make the project worthwhile, Toy Box, Inc., would require a $5,000 profit per month. What level of sales, in units and in dollars, would be required to reach this target profit? Show all computations completely, in a table inserted into your document.
  2. Assume that the venture is undertaken and an order is placed for 100 X toys. What would be Toy Box’s break-even point in units and in sales dollars? Show computations completely in an inserted table, and explain the reasoning behind your answer. You can ignore the fixed cost of $600 for this part.

Your paper must be written in Word and should meet the following requirements:

  • 2-3 pages in length, with all calculations in tables inserted in the document.
  • Written and formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.
  • Include at least 2-3 outside sources.

Be sure to review the Module 4 Critical Thinking grading rubric, which may be accessed through the Course Information page.