Material purchases budget. The McGrath Company has prepared a sales budget of 42,000 finished units for a 3-month period. The company has an inventory of 13,000 units of finished goods on hand at December 31 and has a target finished-goods inventory of 15,000 units at the end of the succeeding quarter.It takes 3 gallons of direct materials to make one unit of finished product. The company has an inventory of 61,000 gallons of direct materials at December 31 and has a target ending inventory of 53,000 gallons at the end of the succeeding quarter. How many gallons of direct materials should McGrath Company purchase during the 3 months ending March 31?

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Material purchases budget. The McGrath Company has prepared a sales budget of 42,000 finished units for a 3-month period. The company has an inventory of 13,000 units of finished goods on hand at December 31 and has a target finished-goods inventory of 15,000 units at the end of the succeeding quarter.

It takes 3 gallons of direct materials to make one unit of finished product. The company has an inventory of 61,000 gallons of direct materials at December 31 and has a target ending inventory of 53,000 gallons at the end of the succeeding quarter. How many gallons of direct materials should McGrath Company purchase during the 3 months ending March 31?

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(Budgeted production – Beginning inventory +Ending inventory Purchased inventory = = 132,000 gallons - 61,000 gallons + 53,000 gallons = 124,000 gallons Hence, McGrath Company should purchase 124,000 gallons during 3 months.

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