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A facility manager asked for information to help in forecasting handling costs. The following printout was generated using the least squares regression method:
Fixed cost: $2550
Variable cost per unit: 1.85
Activity variable: units of production volume

a. Using the info from the printout, develop a cost function that can be used to estimate handling costs at different volume levels.
b. Estimate handling costs if the expected production for next month is 20,000 units.

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This solution sets up a cost function.

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In this problem:
<br>y = Handling costs.
<br>a = Fixed cost = $2,550.
<br>b = Variable ...

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