Boyne University offers an extensive continuing education program in many cities throughout the state.
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Boyne University offers an extensive continuing education program in many cities throughout the state. For the

convenience of its faculty and administrative staff and to save costs, the university operates a motor pool. The motor pool's monthly planning budget is based on operating 23 vehicles; however, for the month of March the university purchased one additional vehicle. The motor pool furnishes gasoline, oil, and other supplies for its automobiles. A mechanic does routine maintenance and minor repairs. Major repairs are performed at a nearby commercial garage.


The following cost control report shows actual operating costs for March of the current year compared to the planning budget for March.


Boyne University Motor Pool

Cost Control Report

For the Month Ended March 31 March


Budget(Over) Under Budget Miles 57,600  49,600      Autos 24  23                  Gasoline$7,400 $6,448 $(952)  Oil, minor repairs, parts 6,780  6,448  (332)  Outside repairs 1,030  851  (179)  Insurance 1,800  1,679  (121)  Salaries and benefits 8,610  8,610  0   Vehicle depreciation 4,752  4,554   (198)  Total$30,372 $28,590 $ (1,782)  


The planning budget was based on the following assumptions:


  1. $0.13 per mile for gasoline.
  2. $0.13 per mile for oil, minor repairs, and parts.
  3. $37 per automobile per month for outside repairs.
  4. $73 per automobile per month for insurance.
  5. $8,610 per month for salaries and benefits.
  6. $198 per automobile per month for depreciation.


The supervisor of the motor pool is unhappy with the report, claiming it paints an unfair picture of the motor pool's performance.



1. Calculate the spending variances for March. (Indicate the effect of each variance by selecting "F" for favorable, "U" for unfavorable, and "None" for no effect (i.e., zero variance). Input all amounts as positive values.)


Gasoline : F

Oil, minor repairs, parts: F

Outside repairs: U

Insurance : U

Salaries and benefits: None

Vehicle depreciation None

Total F

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