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Material Price Variance, Material Quantity Variance & Overhead Volume Variance

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Gumchara Corporation reported the following information with respect to the materials required to
manufacture amalgam florostats during the current month:

Standard price per gram of materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4
Standard quantity of materials per amalgam florostat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 grams
Actual materials purchased and used in production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,000 grams
Actual amalgam florostats produced during the month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000 units
Actual cost of materials purchased . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,000
Normal monthly output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 900 units

a. Determine Gumchara's materials price variance.

b. Determine Gumchara's materials quantity variance.

c. Will Gumchara's overhead volume variance be favorable or unfavorable? Why?

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a) MPV = Actual Quantity * (Standard Cost - Actual Cost)

MPV = 1000 * (4 - 18000/6000)
= 1000 * (4-3)
...

Solution Summary

The solution computes Material Price Variance & Material Quantity Variance. It also deduces what happens to Gumchara's overhead volume variance with given info.

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