Hest Computers believes that its collection costs could be reduced through modification of collection procedures. This action is expected to result in a lengthening of the average collection period from 30 to 35 days; however, there will be no change in uncollectible accounts, or in total credit sales. Furthermore, the variable cost ratio is 60%, the opportunity cost of a longer collection period is assumed to be negligible, the company’s budgeted credit sales for the coming year are $45,000,000, and the required rate of return is 6%. To justify changes in collection procedures, the minimum annual reduction of costs (using a 360-day year and ignoring taxes) must be