# 1 tco 3 why is it necessary to use equivalent units

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1. (TCO 3) Why is it necessary to use equivalent units in a process costing system? (Points : 20)
2. (TCO 7) Each year, ACE Engines surveys 7,600 former and prospective customers regarding satisfaction and brand awareness. For the current year, the company is considering outsourcing the survey to RBG Associates, who have offered to conduct the survey and summarize results for \$50,000. Robert Ace, the president of ACE Engines, believes that RBG will do a higher-quality job than his company has been doing, but is unwilling to spend more than \$12,000 above current costs. The head of bookkeeping for ACE has prepared the following summary of costs related to the survey in the prior year. Mailing \$27,000 Printing (done by Lester Print Shop) 9,000 Salary of Pat Fisher, part-time employee who stuffed envelopes and summarized data when surveys were returned (130 x \$16) 2,080
Share of depreciation of computer and software used to track survey responses and summarize results 1,200 Share of electricity/phone/etc. based on square feet of space occupied by Pat Fisher vs. entire company 600 Total \$39,880 Prepare an incremental analysis in good form to determine the impact on profit of going outside versus conducting the survey as in the past. Will ACE accept the RBG offer? Why or why not? (Points : 25) 0 1283338458 Essay 3 3. (TCO 4) The following monthly data are available for RedEx, which produces only one product that it sells for \$84 each. Its unit variable costs are \$28 and its total fixed expenses are \$64,960. Sales during April totaled 1,600 units. (a) How much is the breakeven point in sales dollars for RedEx? (b) How many units must RedEx sell in order to earn a profit of \$24,640? (c) A new employee suggests that RedEx sponsor a company softball team as a form of advertising. The cost to sponsor the team is \$1,792. How many more units must be sold to cover this cost? (Points : 25)
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