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    10. Support costs have increased in today's manufacturing environment because:

    (a) managers have let them get out of control
    (b) there is now a shift toward greater automation
    (c) fewer direct materials are being used in production
    (d) direct labor costs have increased

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    (b) there is now a shift toward greater automation
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    A shift toward greater automation is emphasized.