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Horngren'S Financial And Managerial Accounting
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Short Answer

Identify each cost as a period cost or a product cost. If it is a product cost, further indicate if the cost is direct materials, direct labor, or manufacturing overhead. Then determine if the product cost is a prime cost and/or a conversion cost.

7. Wages of the office receptionist in an administrative office

The wages of an office receptionist are a period cost.

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Step 1: Definition of the product cost

The product cost is defined as the cost thatincludes all the costs of purchasing or making a product.

Step 2: Identification of costs

The wages of an office receptionist are considered as the period cost. As the wages given in the administrative office are a non-manufacturing cost. Rather it is an administrative cost.

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