Glossary of Terms
- Break-even analysis: An analysis to determine the point at which revenue received equals the costs associated with receiving the revenue
- Break-even point: a point where profit is zero because total revenue equals total cost.
- Fixed cost: a cost of production that does not change regardless of how much is produced. An example would be capital costs.
- Optimal point of production: is the point where profit is maximized.
- Price: the amount at which a producer will sell each product.
- Profit: total revenue minus total cost.
- Sensitivity analysis: a technique used to determine how different values of an independent variable impact a particular dependent variable under a given set of assumptions.
- Total cost: fixes costs plus variable costs.
- Total revenue: price per product multiplied by the total number of products.
- Variable cost: a cost that varies with production. For example, labour. The more people hired, the higher the total wage bill.
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