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M. J. Lighting uses direct costing for all internal reporting. For the current year, finished goods inventory, under variable costing was as follows
(M.J. does not have any work inprocess):

Beginning of year End of year
Finished Goods \$7,000 \$4,500

The inventory, for external reporting purposes, would include \$1,100 in fixed
manufacturing overhead for the beginning and \$950 for the ending inventory. Total variable manufacturing costs during the year were \$32,500 and fixed manufacturing costs were \$10,500.

9. What is the cost of goods sold for the current year under direct (variable) costing?
a. \$33,900
b. \$35,000
c. \$36,500
d. \$40,300
e. \$40,500

10. Assuming that M. J. used absorption costing for both internal and external reporting, what would cost of goods sold be for the year?
a. \$35,150
b. \$40,650
c. \$45,350
d. \$45,500
e. \$45,650

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M. J. Lighting uses direct costing for all internal reporting. For the current year, finished goods inventory, under variable costing was as follows
(M.J. does not have any work in process):

Beginning of year End of year
Finished Goods \$7,000 ...

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This solution is comprised of a detailed explanation to answer what is cost of goods sold under direct (variable), & absorption costing.

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