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Working with more than cost driver

The Toque cooking academy runs short cooking courses at its small campus. Management has identified two costs drivers that it uses in its budgeting and performance reports-the number of courses and the total number of students.For example, the school might run four courses in a month and have a total of 60 students enrolled in those four courses. Data concerning the company's cost formulas appear below:

Fixed cost Cost Per Cost per
Per month course student

Instructor wages................ $2,980
Classroom supplies.......... $310
utilities.............................. $1,230 $85
campus rent..................... $5,100
insurance......................... $2,340
Administrative expenses... $3,940 $46 $7

For example administrative expenses should be $3.940 per month plus $46 per course plus $7 per student. The company's sales should average $850 per student. The actual results for October appear below:

Actual
Revenue..........................................$48,100
Instructor wages..............................$11,200
Classroom supplies.........................$18,450
utilities..............................................$1,980
campus rent.....................................$5,100
Insurance.........................................$2,480
Administrative expenses.....................$3,970

Required:
1.The toque cooking academy expects to run four courses with a total of 60 students in October.Prepare the company's planning budget for this level of activity.
2.The school actually ran four courses with a total of 58 students in October. Prepare the company's flexible budget for this level of activity.
3.Prepare a flexible budget performance report that shows both activity variances and revenue and spending variances for October.

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