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    What are the differences between variable and absorption costing? Why is variable costing not allowed for GAAP reporting? Which method is more useful for internal decision-making? Why? As a manager, which would you prefer? Why?

    The word count needs to be 200 or 300.

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    First, absorption costing which is also called full costing requires that the full or total costs of producing a good or service be absorbed by that good or service (Anthony, Hawkins & Merchant, 2003, p. 629). Variable costing, as the name implies, ...

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    This solution of 230 words differentiates between variable and absorption costing as well as explains the applicability of both in GAAP and internal decision-making. Reference used is included.