Suppose Iron City manufactures cast iron skillets. One model is a 10-inch skillet that sells for $20. Iron City projects sales of 500 10-inch skillets per month. The production costs are $9 per skillet for direct materials, $1 per skillet for direct labor, and $2 per skillet for manufacturing overhead. Iron City has 50 10-inch skillets in inventory at the beginning of July but wants to have an ending inventory equal to 20% of the next month’s sales. Selling and administrative expenses for this product line are $1,500 per month. How many 10-inch skillets should Iron City produce in July? a. 500 skillets b. 550 skillets c. 600 skillets d. 650 skillets

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Suppose Iron City manufactures cast iron skillets. One model is a 10-inch skillet that sells for $20. Iron City projects sales of 500 10-inch skillets per month. The production costs are $9 per skillet for direct materials, $1 per skillet for direct labor, and $2 per skillet for manufacturing overhead. Iron City has 50 10-inch skillets in inventory at the beginning of July but wants to have an ending inventory equal to 20% of the next month’s sales. Selling and administrative expenses for this product line are $1,500 per month.

How many 10-inch skillets should Iron City produce in July?

a. 500 skillets

b. 550 skillets

c. 600 skillets

d. 650 skillets

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