Uses for break-even analysis

Explain what are the several uses for break-even analysis?

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These type of analysis allows the firm to define at what level of operations it will break even (earn zero profit) and to discover the relationship between costs, profits and volume. It provide helps to the management at current costs of products so many numbers of units must be sold to get the cost of producing the product.

For Example: On producing a product if you spend $200 and its selling price is $20 then to recover the cost of product you must sale 10 units.

It helps the management to determine how much of units to be sold to get desired profit on product such as: if in the above example you want to earn $20 profit then add it to it's cost of $200 and it will become $220 now you need to earn profit of this $20 you need to sale 11 items of product.

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