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24 February, 00:36

Old Camp Company manufactures awnings for its own line of tents. The company is currently operating at capacity and has received an offer from one of its suppliers to make the 12,000 awnings it needs for $25 each. Old Camp's costs to make the awning are $12 in direct materials and $7 in direct labor. Variable manufacturing overhead is 70 percent of direct labor. If Old Camp accepts the offer, $42,000 of fixed manufacturing overhead currently being charged to the awnings will have to be absorbed by other product lines.

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  1. 24 February, 02:15
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    It is more convenient to continue the production in house.

    Explanation:

    Giving the following information:

    The company is currently operating at capacity and has received an offer from one of its suppliers to make the 12,000 awnings it needs for $25 each. Old Camp's costs to make the awning are $12 in direct materials and $7 in direct labor. Variable manufacturing overhead is 70 percent of direct labor. If Old Camp accepts the offer, $42,000 of fixed manufacturing overhead currently being charged to the awnings will have to be absorbed by other product lines.

    Make in house:

    Variable costs = 12 + 7 + (7*0.70) = $23.9

    Total variable costs = 23.9*12000 = 286,800

    Buy = 25*12,000 = $300,000

    It is more convenient to continue the production in house.
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