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Chapter 18: Cost Behavior and Cost -Volume-Profit Analysis

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Financial & Managerial Accounting
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89 Questions for Chapter 18: Cost Behavior and Cost -Volume-Profit Analysis

  1. What two arguments tend to justify classifying all costs as either fixed or variable even though individual costs might not behave exactly as classified?

    Found on Page 832
  2. Blanchard Company manufactures a single product that sells for $180 per unit and whose total variable costs are $135 per unit. The company’s annual fixed costs are $562,500. Prepare a CVP chart for the company.

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  3. How does assuming that operating activity occurs within a relevant range affect cost-volume-profit analysis?

    Found on Page 832
  4. List three methods to measure cost behavior.

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  5. How is a scatter diagram used to identify and measure the behavior of a company’s costs?

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  6. In cost-volume-profit analysis, what is the estimated profit at the break-even point?

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  7. Assume that a straight line on a CVP chart intersects the vertical axis at the level of fixed costs and has a positive slope that rises with each additional unit of volume by the amount of the variable costs per unit. What does this line represent?

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  8. Corme Company expects sales of $34 million (400,000 units). The company’s total fixed costs are $17.5 million and its variable costs are $35 per unit. Prepare a CVP chart from this information.

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  9. Google has both fixed and variable costs. Why are fixed costs depicted as a horizontal line on a CVP chart?

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  10. Each of two similar companies has sales of $20,000 and total costs of $15,000 for a month. Company A’s total costs include $10,000 of variable costs and $5,000 of fixed costs. If Company B’s total costs include $4,000 of variable costs and $11,000 of fixed costs, which company will enjoy more profit if sales double?

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