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What are the differences between a direct cost and an indirect cost? Which is the more difficult cost to track? Why? How do indirect costs affect the cost of a product? Should indirect costs be included in product cost? Why or why not?

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A direct cost can be traced directly to a cost object while an indirect cost cannot be traced directly. What this means is that a direct cost can be seen to be changing as the cost object changes while an indirect cost change may not be directly linked to the changes in the cost object. If a unit of production is the cost object, then direct material and direct labor would be classified as ...

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