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Cash Budget

The Carlquist Company makes and sells a product called Product K. Each unit of Product K sells for $24 and has a unit variable cost of $18. The company has budgeted the following data for November:

Sales of $1,152,000, all in cash
A cash balance on November 1 of $48,000
Cash disbursements (other than interest) during November of $1,160,000
A minimum cash balance on November 30 of $60,000

If necessary, the company will borrow cash from a bank. The borrowing will be in multiples of $1,000 and will bear interest at 2% per month. All borrowing will take place at the beginning of the month. The November interest will be paid in cash during November.

The amount of cash that must be borrowed on November 1 to cover all cash disbursements and to obtain the desired November 30 cash balance is:

A. $20,000
B. $21,000
C. $37,000
D. $38,000

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The Carlquist Company makes and sells a product called Product K. Each unit of Product K sells for $24 and has a unit variable cost of $18. The company has budgeted the following data for November:

Sales of $1,152,000, all in cash
A cash balance on November 1 of $48,000
Cash disbursements (other than ...

Solution Summary

The amount of cash that is borrowed to cover all cash disbursements and to obtain the desired cash balance is calculated.

$2.19