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Coles Company, Inc. makes and sells a single product, Product R. Three yards of Material K are needed to make one unit of Product R. Budgeted production of Product R for the next five months is as follows:

Augustâ?¦â?¦â?¦â?¦â?¦. 14,000 units
Septemberâ?¦â?¦â?¦â?¦ 14,500 units
October â?¦â?¦â?¦â?¦... 15,500 units
Novemberâ?¦â?¦â?¦â?¦ 12,600 units
Decemberâ?¦â?¦â?¦â?¦ 11,900 units

The company wants to maintain monthly ending inventories of Material K equal to 20% of the following month's production needs. On July 31, this requirement was not met since only 2,500 yards of Material K were on hand. The cost of Material K is \$0.85 per yard. The company wants to prepare a Direct Materials Purchase Budget for the rest of the year.

A. The total cost of Material K to be purchased in August is:
a. \$40,970
b. \$48,200
c. \$33,840
d. \$42,300

B. The desired ending inventory of Material K for the month of September is:
a. 7,560 yards
b. 8,400 yards
c. 8,700 yards
d. 9,300 yards

C. The total needs (i.e., production requirements plus desired ending inventory) of Material K for the month of November are:
a. 37,800 yards
b. 44,940 yards
c. 37,380 yards
d. 45,360 yards