Mallet Company has only Job 844 in process on March 1 of the current year. The job has been charged with $2,040 of direct material cost, $2,480 of direct labor cost, and $1,984 of manufacturing overhead cost. The company assigns overhead cost to jobs at a predetermined rate of 80% of direct labor cost. Any underapplied or overapplied overhead cost is closed to Cost of Goods Sold at the end of the month.
During March, the following activity and amounts were recorded by the company:
Raw materials (all direct materials):
Purchased during the month
Used in production
Direct labor-hours worked during the month
Direct labor cost incurred
Indirect labor cost incurred
Manufacturing overhead cost incurred (total)
Raw materials (all direct) March 31
Work in process, March 31
Work in process inventory contains $5,800 of direct labor cost.
The amount of direct materials cost in the March 31 work in process inventory account was: