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1) After its facilities were automated, Flame Metal Works was able to reduce labor hours for Product A by 3,000 hours. Before automation, Product A consumed 8,000 labor hours. Product B was not affected by the automation and continued to consume 7,000 labor hours. Automation increased total overhead from $30,000 $36,000.

Which of the following choices would be true about the amount of overhead allocation if labor hours were used as the company-wide allocation base?

Product Before Automation After Automation
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a. A $24,000 $15,000
b. B $14,000 $14,000
c. B $21,000 $14,000
d. A $16,000 $15,000

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2) Which are the following statements is true concerning the amount of overhead allocation if the company continues to use direct labor hours as cost driver?

a. After automation, Product A is under costed.

b. After automation, Product A is over costed.

c. After automation, Product B is over costed.

d. Both a and c.

3) ABC Company budgeted the following transactions from May 2003:
Sales (60% collected in month of sale) $180,000
Cash Operating Expenses $105,000
Cash Purchases of Capital Investments $50,000
Cash Repayment on Note Payable $40,000
Depreciation on Equipment $25,000

There was a $35,000 beginning cash balance. Sales for April were $75,000 and 40% expected to be collected in the month following the sales. The company desires to have a $20,000 and the cash balance. Determine the amount of cash overage or shortage.

a. $42,000 shortage.

b. $23,000 overage.

c. $22,000 shortage.

d. $43,000 overage.

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1) After its facilities were automated, Flame Metal Works was able to reduce labor hours for Product A by 3,000 hours. Before automation, Product A consumed 8,000 labor hours. Product B was not affected by the automation and continued to consume 7,000 labor hours. Automation increased total overhead from $30,000 $36,000.

Which of the following choices would be true about the amount of overhead allocation if labor hours were used as the company-wide allocation base?

Product Before Automation After Automation
________________________________________
a. A $24,000 $15,000
b. B $14,000 $14,000
c. B $21,000 $14,000
d. A $16,000 $15,000 ...

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