...are you running away again Terri?<quoted text>
lol...nice try Terri. I just got in here. Your derivative functions are IMPLICT within the question itself. Therefore your answer is so bereft of understanding that I know without question now that you have never even taken a course in calculus. You have simply avoided the question as I knew you would if you were the poser that you have now just proven.
#2- not sure what you are talking about about not getting back to you, toots. Just know this, my accountants handle all of my taxes, and I just provide the data through my people. I OWN. That means I don't do the work, they do.
Tax law changes all the time, so your questions are irrelevant to me as it relates to my situation. I pay ZERO taxes most of the time, or very little, as I use the IRS tax code for 1031(a)(3) tax deferred exchanges. Therefore, I PAY NO taxes on my real estate. Other income is offset via any number of methods depending on the situation. But you surely do this on your income, if you have any.
My write offs vary depending on what year I am using for my cost basis and acquisition dates, adjusted cost basis, etc., some are accelerated, or were, and others are straight line. We used to be able to write off RE in 15 years, now it is 27.5 years. Don't you know this? Apparently not. I also bank my write offs for up to 10 years, then use them to offset my capital gains as per IRS regs. This I do at will, when I need to.
Now, it is clear that you do not even know the simplest of answers to my question about costs, breakeven points, fixed costs, etc. NONE of which involve ANY sort of derivative calculations because the are FIXED! The cost of startup is FIXED Terri, the costs leading up to your first sale of the fist brick is FIXED Terri, no derivative is used on those costs whatsoever. They are a one-time event, there is NO TIME value inherant in this but you obviously did not know that. Only in VARIABLE costs OVER TIME do you project costs into the future TERRI! I PURPOSELY THREW THAT IN SO THAT YOU WOULD 100% OUT YOURSELF AS YOU JUST DID. LOL!!! You took the bait just as I knew you would. You never took calculus or you would know that are you would have never responded the way you did. I have taken plenty of courses in calculus btw.
Only at the break even point does calculus take over Terri. That is when profits become variable OVER TIME depending on dozens of factors such as demand, supply, costs of future materials, even the weather affects these things, etc. All can be formulated into your calculations on the costs to make bricks in this case over TIME, TIME Terri is needed in order to derive your formula in your derivative equation. If the costs go up, you curve calculation goes down in terms of sales. And vice versa. Derivatives are only revenue over time in this sense. But you obviously do not have even a rudimentary understanding of derivatives, costs, variable, fixed costs, or anything else. You really could not have been given a more simple question, and yet you FAILED MISERABLY. Glad you answered it or tried to. You just made everyone's day in here. No wonder they don't take you seriously in here.
Now you have 2 F's Terri.