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# Shawn Paris builds alarm clocks by hand. He pays \$900 for 50 board feet of wood for the ca

Shawn Paris builds alarm clocks by hand. He pays \$900 for 50 board feet of wood for the cases. Each clock requires 3 board feet of wood to build. The clockworks are purchased at \$9 each. Other materials cost \$15 per clock. Shawn pays \$300 rent and \$140 in utilities per month. Shawn produces and sells 10 clocks per month at a price of \$450 each.

Required:

a. What is the average cost of a clock?

b. How much profit does Shawn earn on each clock?

c. What is his normal profit per month?

8.Dinah Malek  manufactures woven reed baskets by hand on a street corner in downtown Alexandria, Egypt not far from the Mediterranean Sea. Dried reeds cost \$90 per bushel which is enough to make 60 baskets of varying sizes and shapes. Dye, to give the baskets their colorful eye-appeal, and other materials cost an average of \$80 per month. While Dinah works on the street corner (to attract tourists), she actually has a small shop located just down a side street where employees make most of the baskets. She pays rent of \$250 per month while utilities cost another \$50 monthly. Labor costs typically run about \$10 per basket.

During an average month, Dinah&#39;s operation produces and sells 200 baskets.

Required:

a.What is the average cost to produce a basket?

b.Assuming an average sale price of \$50 per basket, how much profit does Dinah earn on each one?

c.On the average, what is Dinah&#39;s monthly profit?

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