# How many shirts will David have to press to break even? 1 answer below »

David Austin recently purchased a chain of dry cleaners in northern Wisconsin. Although the business is making a modest profit now, David suspects that if he invests in a new press, he could recognize a substantial increase in profits. The new press costs \$15,400 to purchase and install and can press 40 shirts an hour (or 320 per day). David estimates that with the new press, it will cost \$0.25 to launder and press each shirt. Customers are charged \$1.10 per shirt. How many shirts will David have to press to break even? So far, David"s workload has varied from 50 to 200 shirts a day. How long would it take to break even on the new press at the low-demand estimate? at the highdemand estimate? If David cuts his price to \$0.99 a shirt, he expects to be able to stabilize his customer base at 250 shirts per day. How long would it take to break even at the reduced price of \$0.99? Should David cut his price and buy the new press?