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    A single production process converts a single raw material into 5,000 kg of joint product A and 5,000 kg of joint product B at a total cost of $100,000. After the split-off point $10,000 is spent on A to convert it into C and $20,000 is spent on B to convert it into D. C and D are both sold for $15 per kg. Joint costs are allocated to A and B using the net realisable value method.

    1. Joint costs allocated to A (to the nearest dollar) are:
    (a) $45,833
    (b) $54,167
    (c) $50,000
    (d) $64,167
    (e) $65,833

    2. If A were sold at $13 per kg instead of being converted into C, gross profit would:
    (a) remain unchanged
    (b) increase by $2,000
    (c) decrease by $2,000
    (d) increase by $10,833
    (e) increase by $9,167.

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    1. The net realisable value is calculated as Sales Value after further processing less the incremental cost of further processing.

    Product A - Total sales value is 5,000 kg X 15 = $75,000
    Incremental cost is $10,000
    Net realisable value is 75,000-10,000=$65,000

    Product B ...

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    The solution explains how to allocate joint costs using net realizable value method.