- October 10, 2019 at 6:46 pm
An organization as the following cost at three
4000 40 800
6000 50 000
7500 54 800
Variable cost per unit concerned with this activity range
There’s a setup of 10% increase in total fixed cost when the activity level exited 5500 unit
*what is the total cost at on activity level 5000 units?October 11, 2019 at 7:51 am
Please do not simply type out test questions and expect to be provided with an answer. You must have an answer in the same book in which you found the question, so in future ask about whatever it is in the answer that you are not clear about and then I will explain.
The difference between 6,000 and 7,500 units is $4.800. Therefore the variable cost per unit is 4,800/1,500 = $3.20 per unit, and the fixed cost is 50,000 – (6,000 x $3.20) = $30,800.
However this is the fixed cost for more than 5,500 units, and therefore the fixed cost when less than 5,500 units is 100/110 x $30,800 = $28,000.
Therefore the total cost for 5,000 units = (5,000 x $3.20) + $28,000 = $44,000.
Or, you can get it even quicker by saying that at 4,000 units the total cost is $40,800. For 5,000 units the fixed cost will be the same and so the only extra cost will be the variable cost of the extra 1,000 units. So the total cost = 40,800 + (1,000 x $3.20) = $44,000.
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