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Operating Income and Transfer Price

The Mill Flow Company has two divisions. The Cutting Division prepares timber at its sawmills. The Assembly Division prepares the cut lumber into finished wood for the furniture industry. No inventories exist in either division at the beginning of 20x3. During the year, the Cutting Division prepared 60,000 cords of wood at a cost of $660,000. All the lumber was transferred to the Assembly Division, where additional operating costs of $6 per cord were incurred. The 600,000 boardfeet of finished wood were sold for $2,500,000.

Required:
a. Determine the operating income for each division if the transfer price from Cutting to Assembly is at cost, $11 a cord.
b. Determine the operating income for each division if the transfer price is $9 per cord.

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The Mill Flow Company has two divisions. The Cutting Division prepares timber at its sawmills. The Assembly Division prepares the cut lumber into finished wood for the furniture industry. No inventories exist in either division at the beginning of 20x3. During the year, the Cutting Division prepared 60,000 cords of wood at a cost of ...

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This solution answers two operating income questions, addressing transfer price, operating income for the Cutting Division firm.

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