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Equivalent Units for Direct Materials and Conversion Costs

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Spunky Corporation uses a process costing system. All direct materials are added at the beginning of the process. Spunky's production quantity schedule for May is reproduced below:

Units
Work in Process on May 1 (conversion 60% complete)............... 1,000
Units started during production........................................................5,000
Total units to account for..................................................................6,000

Units completed and transferred out from beginning inventory...... 1,000
Units started and completed during May..........................................3,000
Work-in-process on May 30 (conversion 20% complete).................2,000
Total units accounted for.................................................................6,000

1. Using the FIFO method, the equivalent units for direct materials for May are:

A) 5,000 Units

B) 6,000 Units

C) 4,400 Units

D) 3,800 Units

2. Using the weighted-average method, the equivalent units for direct materials for May are:

A) 3,400 Units

B) 4,400 Units

C) 5,000 Units

D) 6,000 Units

3. Using the FIFO Method, the equivalent units for conversion costs for May are:

A) 3,400 Units

B) 3,800 Units

C) 4,000 Units

D) 4,400 Units

4. Using the weighted-average method, the equivalent units for conversion costs for May are:

A) 3,400 Units

B) 3,800 Units

C) 4,000 Units

D) 4,400 Units

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1. The equivalent units for material are
Units transferred from started and completed = 3,000 X 100% = 3,000 units
Units in ending WIP = 2,000 X 100% = 2,000 units
Total = 5,000 units
Since material is added at the beginning of the period, ...

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Total Mixing Dept. Costs to Account For $380,000

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1. Compute the equivalent units for direct materials and conversion costs for December.

2. Compute the unit costs for direct materials and conversion costs.

3. Compute the cost of units completed for December.

4. Compute the cost of units in ending work in process for December

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