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David W. Young • Management Accounting for Managers • Chapter 2
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Fixed costs are independent of the number of units produced. While no cost is fixed if the time period is long
enough, the relevant range for fixed costs (i.e., the span of units over which they remain unchanged), or the time
period within which they are considered) generally is quite large. They can be viewed graphically as shown in
Quadrant A of Exhibit 2-1.
A good example of a fixed cost in most organizations is rent. Regardle...
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