Support Department Cost AllocationJohnson Company produced chemical products. Janitorial andmaintenance support department costs are allocated to themixing and blending production departments based on squarefootage (janitorial) and machine hours (maintenance),respectively. Relevant department data is as follows:JanitorialMaintenanceMixingBlendingDepartment$18,000Cost$12,000$52,000$63,000Squarefootage1,0003,000Machine Hours5001,000Using the direct method of support department cost allocation,determine the total cost of the Mixing and Blending departmentsafter allocating all support costs to the production departments.Joint Cost AllocationAnderson Company makes three types of paint products: base,primer and paint. All products go through a joint mixingprocess which produces 8,000 gallons of base, 6,000 gallons ofprimer and 4,000 gallons of paint at a joint cost of $10,000. Inaddition, the mixing process for primer is two times longer thanfor base, and the mixing process for paint is three times longerthan for base.1. Allocate the joint cost of production of $10,000 to eachproduct using the weighted average method.2. Assuming the market price at the split of point for base is$3 per gallon, primer is $4 per gallon and paint is $8 pergallon, use the market value at split-off to allocate the$10,000 of joint production costs.3. Analyze the differences in the methods used in #1 and #2above. What are the reasons for the difference? Whenwould each method be most appropriate to use?

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Support Department Cost Allocation
Johnson Company produced chemical products. Janitorial and
maintenance support department costs are allocated to the
mixing and blending production departments based on square
footage (janitorial) and machine hours (maintenance),
respectively. Relevant department data is as follows:
Janitorial
Maintenance
Mixing
Blending
Department
$18,000
Cost
$12,000
$52,000
$63,000
Square
footage
1,000
3,000
Machine Hours
500
1,000
Using the direct method of support department cost allocation,
determine the total cost of the Mixing and Blending departments
after allocating all support costs to the production departments.
Joint Cost Allocation
Anderson Company makes three types of paint products: base,
primer and paint. All products go through a joint mixing
process which produces 8,000 gallons of base, 6,000 gallons of
primer and 4,000 gallons of paint at a joint cost of $10,000. In
addition, the mixing process for primer is two times longer than
for base, and the mixing process for paint is three times longer
than for base.
1. Allocate the joint cost of production of $10,000 to each
product using the weighted average method.
2. Assuming the market price at the split of point for base is
$3 per gallon, primer is $4 per gallon and paint is $8 per
gallon, use the market value at split-off to allocate the
$10,000 of joint production costs.
3. Analyze the differences in the methods used in #1 and #2
above. What are the reasons for the difference? When
would each method be most appropriate to use?
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Support Department Cost Allocation Johnson Company produced chemical products. Janitorial and maintenance support department costs are allocated to the mixing and blending production departments based on square footage (janitorial) and machine hours (maintenance), respectively. Relevant department data is as follows: Janitorial Maintenance Mixing Blending Department $18,000 Cost $12,000 $52,000 $63,000 Square footage 1,000 3,000 Machine Hours 500 1,000 Using the direct method of support department cost allocation, determine the total cost of the Mixing and Blending departments after allocating all support costs to the production departments. Joint Cost Allocation Anderson Company makes three types of paint products: base, primer and paint. All products go through a joint mixing process which produces 8,000 gallons of base, 6,000 gallons of primer and 4,000 gallons of paint at a joint cost of $10,000. In addition, the mixing process for primer is two times longer than for base, and the mixing process for paint is three times longer than for base. 1. Allocate the joint cost of production of $10,000 to each product using the weighted average method. 2. Assuming the market price at the split of point for base is $3 per gallon, primer is $4 per gallon and paint is $8 per gallon, use the market value at split-off to allocate the $10,000 of joint production costs. 3. Analyze the differences in the methods used in #1 and #2 above. What are the reasons for the difference? When would each method be most appropriate to use?

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1. Compute the allocation of joint cost of production for three paint products using weighted average method as shown below:

 

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2. Compute the allocation of joint production cost using market value at split-off point as shown below:

 

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