Kubin Company’s relevant range of production is 15,000 to 19,000 units. When it produces and sells 17,000 units, its average costs per unit are as follows:
|Average Cost per Unit|
|Variable manufacturing overhead||$||2.10|
|Fixed manufacturing overhead||$||5.60|
|Fixed selling expense||$||4.10|
|Fixed administrative expense||$||3.10|
|Variable administrative expense||$||1.10|
1. Assume the cost object is units of production:
a. What is the total direct manufacturing cost incurred to make 17,000 units?
b. What is the total indirect manufacturing cost incurred to make 17,000 units?
2. Assume the cost object is the Manufacturing Department and that its total output is 17,000 units.
a. How much total manufacturing cost is directly traceable to the Manufacturing Department?
b. How much total manufacturing cost is an indirect cost that cannot be easily traced to the Manufacturing Department?
3. Assume the cost object is the company’s various sales representatives. Furthermore, assume that the company spent $52,700 of its total fixed selling expense on advertising and the remainder of the total fixed selling expense comprised the fixed portion of the company’s sales representatives’ compensation.
a. When the company sells 17,000 units, what is the total direct selling expense that can be readily traced to individual sales representatives?
b. When the company sells 17,000 units, what is the total indirect selling expense that cannot be readily traced to individual sales representatives?