# Anybody good with accounting problems?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by budselectjr, Oct 21, 2009.

1. ### budselectjr macrumors 6502a

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Carbert Corporation has provided the following production and average cost data for two levels of monthly production volume. The company produces a single product.

Production Volume........... 4,000 units 5,000 units
Direct Materials................ \$45.70 per unit \$45.70 per unit
Direct Labor...................... \$40.70 per unit \$40.70 per unit
Manufacturing overhead.. \$134.80 per unit \$110.70 per unit

The best estimate of the total cost to manufacture 4,300 units would be?

Any help on how I can solve this?

2. ### Surely Guest

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I'm good with Accounting problems.

But it seems like the question you posted isn't formatted properly. Are there supposed to be two columns of numbers?

3. ### callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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The only thing that seems to change is the overhead. So...

4300(45.70) + 4300(40.70) + 4300[134.80-(((134.80-110.70)/10)*3)] = 196,510 + 175,010 + 548,551 = \$920,071.00

That is assuming the overhead decreases at a constant rate.

4. ### CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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Materials= (45.70*4300)=196510
Labor = (40.70*4300)=175010

Overhead is where it gets tricky. You want 30% of the way from 134.80 down to 110.70.

134.80-110.70=24.10
24.10*.3=7.23
134.80-7.23=127.57
127.57*4300=548551

Total Cost = 196510+175010+548551 = 920071

I think.

5. ### callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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Looks like we got the same answer Corvus. It must be right.

6. ### Surely Guest

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It looks like they are two columns. That's what I get for reading the forums on my iPhone.

I can confirm that I also got the same answer as the two above.