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6. Technically, the formula for DOL given in Equation 12.5 should include absolute value signs because it is possible
to get a negative DOL when the EBIT for the base sales level is negative. Because we assume that the EBIT for the
base level of sales is positive, we do not use the absolute value signs.
7. When total sales in dollars—instead of unit sales—are available, the following equation, in which TR dollar
level of base sales and TVC total variable operating costs in dollars, can be used.
DOL at base dollar sales TR TR TVC
TR TVC FC This formula is especially useful for finding the DOL for multiproduct firms. It should be clear that because in the
case of a single-product firm, TR P Q and TVC VC Q, substitution of these values into Equation 12.5
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