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    Allocating Joint Costs

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    Allocating Joint Costs

    The American Produce Company purchased a truckload of cantaloupes (weighing 5,900 pounds) for $980. American Produce separated the cantaloupes into two grades: superior and economy. The superior grade cantaloupes had a total weight of 3,400 pounds and the economy grade cantaloupes totaled 2,500 pounds. Fresh Produce sells the superior grade at $0.40 per pound and the economy grade at $0.10 per pound.

    Required

    Allocate the $1,000 cost of the truckload to the superior grade and economy grade cantaloupes using the physical quantity method and the relative sales value method. (Round answer to 0 decimal places.)

    Allocation using physical quantity method
    Superior grade Economy grade
    Joint Cost $ $

    Allocation using relative sales value method
    Superior grade Economy grade
    Joint Cost $ $

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    Solution Preview

    a. Physical quantity method - In this, the cost is allocated based on pounds produced. Superior is 3,400 pounds and economy is 2,500 pounds
    Cost allocated to superior = $1,000 ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution explains how to allocate joint costs using physical quantity method and relative sales value method

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