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October 19, 2020 at 6:09 am
sir “number of inspection during production” is a bit confusing because it might refer to both “the number of inspection during the whole production” in which case total inspection will be 8 (3 + 5) but if it is assumed that “the number of inspection during each of the production run” which i did, the total inspections would be 110 (13*5+15*3). my question is how do we avoid these confusions because in some other instances if you dont assume the answer turns out wrong.
John Moffat says
October 19, 2020 at 7:12 am
The cost is the total cost of all inspections and therefore the number of inspections needed is the total number.
Did you not watch my free lectures before attempting the test?
October 19, 2020 at 8:20 am
i did watch the lecture before attempting the test, but i found the wording of the question a bit confusing. to state it simply how do we know the inspections are for the whole production and not for the individual production runs?
October 19, 2020 at 8:39 am
If it was as you were thinking then it would have said “number of inspections per production run”. The fact it says number of inspections during production means the whole production (not per run) 🙂
October 19, 2020 at 12:17 pm
I do understand that sometimes the wording can confuse (especially when reading quickly because of the time pressure in the exam) but there is no rule I can give you as regards avoiding the confusion – it depends on the wording (this was a past exam question). Here, as I wrote before, it would have said production run if it was meaning the number of inspections per production run (and to have 5 inspections in each production run would seem rather unlikely anyway 🙂 )
October 20, 2020 at 2:52 pm
i got my answer. Thank you sir
September 24, 2020 at 10:35 am
in the last question it says which of the following is not an advantage of ABC, although all accept for 3rd are advantages but 3rd is a disadvantage. when it says ”not an advantage” doesn’t necessarily mean that it would be a disadvantage. in short the third option is a disadvantage
it is possible that if something is ”not an advantage” it may not be a disadvantage either.
September 24, 2020 at 12:42 pm
I assume that you are referring to the choice “it can lead to a reduction in total overheads” (which will not also appear as the third choice because the software deliberately changes the order).
If it is this statement that you are referring to, then it is certainly not a disadvantage. It is the main advantage of using ABC as I explain in my free lectures on this.
The correct answer is that “it may be impossible to allocate all overheads to specific activities” because it is a fact and is certainly not an advantage.
August 24, 2020 at 7:32 am
For the first question, while calculating the total cost for product X why is 20000 divided by 1000? Also I am confused witht the second question, can someone please explain why both the statements are right?
August 24, 2020 at 11:29 am
Malvi210, Keep one thing in your mind that when there is word batches in question then you must have to find number of batches. In this case, we will find number of batches by dividing 20000 with 1000.
August 24, 2020 at 3:21 pm
What nomanashaf has written is correct for the first question.
As far as the second question is concerned, statement 2 is the definition of a cost driver as I explain in my free lectures on ABC.
Statement 1 is best explained by looking back at the example in the notes that I work through in my lecture. Product C is a much lower volume than the other 2 products. Using traditional absorption the overheads are $2.84 per hour whereas with ABC the overheads are $8.63. I do explain in the lecture why this has happened.
August 18, 2020 at 4:13 pm
Thanks so much. The tutorial has been extremely helpful.
August 19, 2020 at 6:16 am
Thank you for your comment 🙂
August 18, 2020 at 12:01 pm
Hi everyone, I am quite confused with the solutions in the task with products P and Q. In the feedback, you arrived to 46.25 (the same as I indicated as a correct answer, but it was marked as wrong answer, saying that the correct answer is 140.64. I am bit confused. Thank you in advance for clarifications!
August 18, 2020 at 3:58 pm
I am puzzled because I have just checked the test again and it is marking 46.25 as being the correct answer.
Try reloading the page and trying the question again.
August 31, 2020 at 5:24 pm
Hie Could you please explain to me how you allocated other overheads on that question?
September 1, 2020 at 7:58 am
They have been absorbed on the basis of the labour hours.
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