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Solomon Manufacturing Company uses two departments to make its products. Department is a cutting department that is machine intensive and uses very few employees. Machines cut and form parts and then place the finished parts on a conveyor belt that carries them to Department II, where they are assembled into finished goods. The assembly department is labor intensive and requires many workers to assemble parts into finished goods. The company's manufacturing facility incurs two significant overhead costs: employee fringe benefits and utility costs. The annual costs of fringe benefits are $304,000 and utility costs are $232,000. The typical consumption patterns for the two departments are as follows: Machine hours used Direct labor hours used Department I 14,700 6,300 Department II 5,300 9,700 Total 20,000 16,000 The supervisor of each department receives a bonus based on how well the department controls costs. The company's current policy requires using a single allocation base (machine hours or labor hours) to allocate the total overhead cost of $536,000. Required a. Assume that you are
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