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    Russell Manufacturing Company developed the following data:

    Beginning work in process inventory
    $180,000

    Direct materials used
    140,000

    Actual overhead
    220,000

    Overhead applied
    160,000

    Cost of goods manufactured
    240,000

    Ending work in process
    300,000

    Russell Manufacturing Company's total manufacturing costs for the period is

    $360,000.

    $260,000.

    $380,000.

    cannot be determined from the data provided.

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    Russell Manufacturing Company developed the following data:

    Beginning work in process inventory
    $180,000

    Direct materials used
    140,000

    Actual overhead
    220,000

    Overhead applied
    160,000

    Cost of goods manufactured
    240,000

    Ending work in process
    300,000

    Russell Manufacturing Company's total manufacturing costs for the period is

    $360,000.

    $260,000.

    $380,000.

    cannot be determined from the data provided.  
    Response:

    This requires that you know two major ideas, the flow of costs and how predetermined overhead rates work.

    Let's look at the flow of costs first:

    You have a food chain of inventories! Raw Materials is an ingredient in WIP. WIP replenishes FG. Sales deplete FG resulting in COGS. When WIP feeds FG, this is the "Cost of Goods Manufactured" stage. It helps to visualize the flow in T accounts:

    Raw Materials Work In Process Finished Goods COGS
    _______________________ ____________________ __________________ _______________
    Beg Bal. Beg Bal. Beg Bal.
    Purchases RM used ...

    Solution Summary

    The missing amount problem are always so tough! This solution gives the student the T account cost flows model so that they can insert the amounts (this is done for them) and see what is missing. Discussion is over two pages (641 words) on how this all works including explaining the predetermined overhead rate.

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