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    Allocation Bases and Overhead Rates

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    1. What is a predetermined overhead rate and how is it computed?
    2. What do you feel is the best allocation base to use for the denominator in the predetermined overhead rate calculation and why?
    3. What factors would you consider in choosing the allocation base?

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    What is a predetermined overhead rate and how is it computed?
    2. What do you feel is the best allocation base to use for the denominator in the predetermined overhead rate calculation and why?
    3. What factors would you consider in choosing the allocation base?

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    1. What is a predetermined overhead rate and how is it computed?

    A predetermined overhead rate is the overhead rate that is used to apply overhead amounts to jobs. The predetermined overhead rate is calculated before the next ...

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    The expert examines allocation bases and overhead rate factors.

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