# Unit 1 - At the beginning of the year, a software developer

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1500 words MINIMUM (not including cover/reference pages or questions)

Requirement is at least five scholarly articles, ONE maybe the course textbook BELOW

Textbook(s)

Thomas, C. R., & Maurice, S. C. (2020). Managerial economics: Foundations of business analysis and strategy (13th ed.). McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

UNIT 1 Complete

1. At the beginning of the year, a software developer quit his job and gave up a salary of \$90,000 per year in order to start Turnip Tom’s organic farm. A partial income statement for the first year of operation for Turnip Tom’s, Inc., is shown below:

Revenues \$ 98,000

Operating costs and expenses

Cost of products sold \$ 15,500

Selling expenses \$ 6,500

Total operating costs \$ 25,200

Income from Operations \$ 72,800

Interest expense (bank loan) \$ 9,500

Legal expenses \$ 1,200

Income taxes \$ 22,000

Net income \$ 40,100

To get started, Tom spent \$125,000 of his own savings to purchase land and equipment to be used for the farm. During this year, Tom could have earned a 7 percent return by investing in stocks of other business with risk levels similar to his farm.

(a) What are the total explicit, total implicit, and total economic costs for the year?

(b) What is accounting profit?

(c) What is economic profit?

(d) Using only the data given, would you say that the owner made a good economic decision to leave is job to start the organic farm? Explain.

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