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Answer the following questions based on the information given below: The following table shows the break-up of actual costs incurred by a company in last five years (year 2012 to year 2016) to produce a particular product: 

The production capacity of the company is $2000$ units. The selling price for the year $2016$ was $\text{Rs.}125$ per unit. Some costs change almost in direct proportion to the change in volume of production, while others do not follow any obvious pattern of change with respect to the volume of production and hence are considered fixed. Using the information provided for the year $2016$ as the basis for projecting the figures for the year $2017$, answer the following questions: 

 

Year 2012

Year 2013

Year 2014

Year 2015

Year 2016

Volume of production and sale

1000

900

1100

1200

1300

Cost (Rs.)

         

Input Material

50,000

45,100

55,200

59, 900

60,000

Manpower

20,000

18,000

22,100

24, 150

24,000

Variables

2,000

2,200

1,800

1,600

1,400

Rent

1,000

1,000

1,100

1,100

1,200

Taxes

400

400

400

400

400

Maintenance

800

820

780

790

800

Operating Cost

30,000

27,000

33,500

36,020

36,000

Marketing

5,750

5,800

5,800

5,750

5,800

What is the minimum number of units that the company needs to produce and sell to avoid any loss? 

  1. $313$ 
  2. $350$ 
  3. $384$ 
  4. $747$
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