General Corporation employs a job order cost system. On May 1 the following balances were ext

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General Corporation employs a job order cost system. On May 1 the following balances were extracted from the general ledger;

Work in process \$ 35,200
Finished goods 86,900
Cost of goods sold 128,700

Work in Process consisted of two jobs, no. 101 (\$20,400) and no. 103 (\$14,800). During May, direct materials requisitioned from the storeroom amounted to \$96,500, and direct labor incurred totaled \$114,500. These figures are subdivided as follows:

Direct Materials Direct Labor
Job No. Amount Job No. Amount
101 \$5,000 101 \$7,800
115 19,500 103 20,800
116 36,200 115 42,000
Other 35,800 116 18,000
\$96,500 Other 25,900
\$114,500

Job no. 115 was the only job in process at the end of the month. Job no. 101 and three “other” jobs were sold during May at a profit of 20% of cost. The “other” jobs contained material and labor charges of \$21,000 and \$17,400, respectively.

General applies overhead daily at the rate of 150% of direct labor cost as labor summaries are posted to job orders. The firm’s fiscal year ends on May 31.

Instructions:
a. Compute the total overhead applied to production during May.
b. Compute the cost of the ending work in process inventory.
c. Compute the cost of jobs completed during May.
d. Compute the cost of goods sold for the year ended May 31.

3. High-low method
The following cost data pertain to 20X6 operations of Heritage Products:
Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Shipping costs \$58,200 \$58,620 \$60,125 \$59,400
Orders shipped 120 140 175 150

The company uses the high-low method to analyze costs.
a. Determine the variable cost per order shipped.
b. Determine the fixed shipping costs per quarter.
c. If present cost behavior patterns continue, determine total shipping costs for 20X7 if activity amounts to 570 orders.

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