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Cane Company manufactures two products called Alpha and Beta that sell for $225 and $175, respectively. Each product uses only one type of raw...

 

Cane Company manufactures two products called Alpha and Beta that sell for $225 and $175, respectively. Each product uses only one type of raw material that costs $6 per pound. The company has the capacity to annually produce 130,000 units of each product. Its unit costs for each product at this level of activity are given below:

 

  Alpha Beta   Direct materials   $ 42     $ 24     Direct labor     42       32     Variable manufacturing overhead     26       24     Traceable fixed manufacturing overhead     34       37     Variable selling expenses     31       27     Common fixed expenses     34       29       Total cost per unit   $ 209     $ 173      

The company considers its traceable fixed manufacturing overhead to be avoidable, whereas its common fixed expenses are deemed unavoidable and have been allocated to products based on sales dollars.

 

6.Assume that Cane normally produces and sells 109,000 Betas per year. If Cane discontinues the Beta product line, how much will profits increase or decrease?

 

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