a. If Canace Company, with a break-even point at
$539,600 of sales, has actual sales of $710,000, what is the margin of safety expressed (1) in dollars and (2) as a percentage of sales? Round the percentage to the nearest whole number.
b. If the margin of safety for Canace Company was 40%, fixed costs were $1,694,400, and variable costs were 60% of sales, what was the amount of actual sales (dollars)?
(Hint: Determine the break-even in sales dollars first.)