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Horngren'S Financial And Managerial Accounting
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Short Answer

Harcourt Pharmaceuticals manufactures an over-the-counter allergy medication. The company sells both large commercial containers of 1,000 capsules to health care facilities and travel packs of 20 capsules to shops in airports, train stations, and hotels. The following information has been developed to determine if an activity-based costing system would be beneficial:

Activity Estimated Estimated Quantity

Indirect Cost Allocation Base of Allocation Base

Materials handling $ 96,000 Number of kilos 24,000 kilos

Packaging 210,000 Number of machine hours 3,000 hours

Quality assurance 114,000 Number of samples 1,900 samples

Total indirect costs $ 420,000

Other production information includes the following:

Commercial Containers Travel Packs

Units produced 2,800 containers 51,000 packs

Weight in kilos 9,800 5,100

Machine hours 1,960 510

Number of samples 560 765


3. Use the predetermined overhead allocation rates to compute the activity-based costs per unit of the commercial containers and the travel packs. Round to two decimal places. (Hint: First compute the total activity-based costs allocated to each product line, and then compute the cost per unit.)

Activity-based cost per unit

For Commercial Containers: $75

For Travel Packs: $2

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Step by Step Solution

Step-by-Step-SolutionStep 1: Computation for Commercial containers

Step 2: Computation for Travel Packs

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