Case: Mercurial Company has made the following information available for its production facility for the current month. Fixed overhead was estimated at 22,000 machine hours for the production cycle. Actual machine hours for the period were 22,500; 4,200 units were produced. Material purchased (107,000 pieces) P529,650 Material quantity variance P7,000 U Machine hours used (22,500 hours) VOH spending variance P100 U Actual fixed overhead P81,000 Actual labor cost P60,300 Actual labor hours 8,500 Mercurial Company’s standard costs are as follows: Direct material 25 pieces @ P5 per piece Direct labor 2.0 hours @ P7 per hour Variable overhead (applied on a machine hour basis) 5.2 hours @ P3.00 per hour Fixed overhead (applied on a machine hour basis) 5.2 hours @ P3.50 per hour Determine the following items: e. labor rate variance f. standard hours allowed for labor g. total standard cost of labor allowed

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Case: Mercurial Company has made the following information available for its production facility for the current month. Fixed overhead was estimated at 22,000 machine hours for the production cycle. Actual machine hours for the period were 22,500; 4,200 units were produced. Material purchased (107,000 pieces) P529,650 Material quantity variance P7,000 U Machine hours used (22,500 hours) VOH spending variance P100 U Actual fixed overhead P81,000 Actual labor cost P60,300 Actual labor hours 8,500 Mercurial Company’s standard costs are as follows: Direct material 25 pieces @ P5 per piece Direct labor 2.0 hours @ P7 per hour Variable overhead (applied on a machine hour basis) 5.2 hours @ P3.00 per hour Fixed overhead (applied on a machine hour basis) 5.2 hours @ P3.50 per hour Determine the following items: e. labor rate variance f. standard hours allowed for labor g. total standard cost of labor allowed h. labor efficiency variance i. actual variable overhead incurred j. standard machine hours allowed k. variable overhead efficiency variance l. budgeted fixed overhead m. applied fixed overhead n. fixed overhead spending variance o. volume variance p. total overhead variance

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