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    The cost accountant for Blue Pharmaceuticals has informed you that the company's materials quantity variance for the drug Allegro was exactly equal to its materials price variance for the year. The company's normal level of production is 50 batches of Allegro per year. However due to uncertainties regarding the foundation funding, it produced only 25 batches during the current year. Other cost information regarding Allegros direct materials is as follows:
    Standard price per gram of material........................................................$60
    Actual kilograms purchased and used during the year.............................100kg
    Actual cost of materials purchased during the period.............................$6,000,000
    Number of grams per kilogram.................................................................1,000 grams

    A- Compute Blues materials price variance
    B- Compute the standard quantity of materials allowed per batch of Allegro produced
    C- Why would you not expect Blue to have a large materials quantity variance?

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    COMPUTING MATERIAL PRICE VARIANCE

    The cost accountant for Blue Pharmaceuticals has informed you that the company's materials quantity variance for the drug Allegro was exactly equal to its materials price variance for the year. The company's normal level of production is 50 batches of Allegro per year. However due to uncertainties regarding the foundation funding, it produced only 25 batches during the current year.

    Other cost information regarding Allegros direct materials is as follows:
    Standard price per ...

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