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Excel Templates to solve managerial accounting problems

Instructions for the Microsoft Excel Templates

Detail and information on Excel is contained within the manual.

Striking the "F1" key or following the path "Windows>Excel Help" will invoke the Office Assistant
and bring up one of several help menus.

Type your name into the cell "D5". This will be copied by formula to the rest of the pages as required.

Type the due date of your problem into cell "I5". This will be copied by formula to the rest of the pages as required.

Type the instructor's name into cell "D6". This will be copied by formula to the rest of the pages as required.

Type the course identifier into cell "I6". This will be copied by formula to the rest of the pages as required.

The problem is identified for you in cell "B7".

In "DATE" cells enter the date in any of several formats and Excel will format it correctly.

If more than one page is pre-formatted into the problem, page breaks are preset and formulas are
set to copy the header into the remaining pages.

Place the proper account title in the cell where the word "ACCOUNT" appears on the template.

Place the amount in the cell where the word "AMOUNT" appears on the template. A formula may be placed in some of these cells.

Enter a number like 914 to signify units or gallons where the word "NUMBER" appears.

Write a formula into cells where the word "FORMULA" appears. In these cells, an amount calculated outside of Excel can be entered into Excel if desired.

Place the explanation for the entry in the cell where the word "EXPLANATION" appears on the template.

Insert the account number where "ACCT #" appears on the template during posting.

Insert the journal reference where "JOURN #" appears on the template during posting.

Insert the title in the cell where "TITLE" appears on the template.

The print area is defined to fit onto 8 1/2" X 11" sheets in portrait or landscape mode as required.

The gray filled cells define the perimeter of the problem and the print area.

The problem is formatted for whole dollars with comma separations (no cents) except where required.

The display may have "Freeze Pane" invoked so column titles remain visible during data entry.

Negative values may be shown as ($400) vice -$400.

Enter a string like: ($259,417 X 12 months) + (0.3651 X 5,434,631) where the word TEXT appears.

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Name: Date:
Instructor: Course:
Managerial Accounting, 3rd Edition, by Weygandt, Kieso, and Kimmel
Solving Managerial Accounting Problems Using Microsoft Excel for Windows by Rex A Schildhouse
Problem P6-5A, Lewis Manufacturing Company has four operating divisions. During the first quarter of 2005, the company reported
aggregate income from operations of $176,000 and the following divisional results:
Divisions
I II III IV
Sales $250,000 $200,000 $500,000 $400,000
Cost of goods sold 200,000 189,000 300,000 250,000
Selling and Admin Expenses 65,000 60,000 60,000 50,000
Income (Loss) from operations ($15,000) ($49,000) $140,000 $100,000

Analysis reveals the following percentages of variable costs in each division.
I II III IV
Cost of goods sold 70% 90% 80% 75%
Selling and Admin Expenses 40% 70% 50% 60%

Discontinuance of any division would save 50% of the fixed costs and expenses for that ...

$2.19