M5 Problems E25-10 E25-13 E25-18 E25-15 CP25-34

M5 Problems E25-10 E25-13 E25-18 E25-15 CP25-34. M5 Problems E25-10 E25-13 E25-18 E25-15 CP25-34


Please complete the following exercises and/or problems from the textbook:







Prepare your answers in an Excel workbook, using one worksheet per exercise or problem.


E25-10 Making special pricing decisions

Suppose the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, has approached Hobby-Cardz with a special order. The Hall of Fame wishes to purchase 57,000 baseball card packs for a special promotional campaign and offers $0.41 per pack, a total of $23,370. Hobby-Cardz’s total production cost is $0.61 per pack, as follows:


Variable costs:

Direct materials            $ 0.13

Direct labor                  0.06

Variable overhead       0.12

Fixed overhead                        0.30

Total cost              $ 0.61


Hobby-Cardz has enough excess capacity to handle the special order.


E25-13 Making dropping a product decisions

Top managers of Movie Street are alarmed by their operating losses. They are considering dropping the DVD product line. Company accountants have prepared the following analysis to help make this decision:



Income Statement

For the Year Ended December 31, 2014

Total                   Blu-Ray Disc                    DVD Disc

Sales Revenue                                     $432,000               $305,000                    $127,000

Variable Costs                                     246,000                 150,000                        96,000

Constribution Margin                           186,000                 155,000                        31,000

Fixed Costs:

Manufacturing                               128,000                    71,000                       57,000

Selling and Administrative             67,000                   52,000                       15,000

Total Fixed Expenses                           195,000                 123,000                       72.000

Operating Income (Loss)                     $(9,000)                  $32,000                    $(41,000)


Total fixed costs will not change if the company stops selling DVDs.



1. Prepare a differential analysis to show whether Movie Street should drop the DVD product line.

2. Will dropping DVDs add $41,000 to operating income? Explain.


E25-15 Making product mix decisions

Lifemaster produces two types of exercise treadmills: regular and deluxe. The exercise craze is such that Lifemaster could use all its available machine hours to produce either model. The two models are processed through the same production departments. Data for both models is as follows:
Per Unit

Deluxe             Regular
Sale Price                                                         1,020               560
Direct Material                                                 300                  90
Direct Labor                                                    88                    188
Variable Manufacturing Overhead                   264                  88
Fixed Manufacturing Overhead*                     138                  46
Variable Operating Expenses                           111                  65
Total Costs                                                       901                  477
Operating Income                                            $119                $83
*allocated on the basis of machine hours


1. What is the constraint?

2. Which model should Lifemaster produce? (Hint: Use the allocation of fixed manufacturing overhead to determine the proportion of machine hours used by each product.)

3. If Lifemaster should produce both models, compute the mix that will maximize operating income.



E25-18 Making outsourcing decisions

Fiber Systems manufactures an optical switch that it uses in its final product. The switch has the following manufacturing costs per unit:


Direct Material                            $ 9.00

Direct Labor                                  1.50

Variable Overhead                        5.00

Fixed Overhead                             9.00

Manufacturing Product Cost      $ 24.50


Another company has offered to sell Fiber Systems the switch for $18.50 per unit.

If Fiber Systems buys the switch from the outside supplier, the manufacturing facilities that will be idled cannot be used for any other purpose, yet none of the fixed costs are avoidable. Prepare an outsourcing analysis to determine whether Fiber Systems should



P25-34 Making sell or process further decisions

This problem continues the Davis Consulting, Inc. situation from Problem P24-37 of Chapter 24. Davis Consulting provides consulting services at an average price of $175 per hour and incurs variable costs of $100 per hour. Assume average fixed costs are $5,250 a month.

Davis has developed new software that will revolutionize billing for companies.

Davis has already invested $200,000 in the software. It can market the software as is at $30,000 per client and expects to sell to eight clients. Davis can develop the software further, adding integration to Microsoft products at an additional development cost of $120,000. The additional development will allow Davis to sell the software for $38,000 each, but to 20 clients. Should Davis sell the software as is or develop it further?

M5 Problems E25-10 E25-13 E25-18 E25-15 CP25-34


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