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Thaler Company bought $26,000 of raw materials a year ago in anticipation of producing 5,000 units of a deluxe version of its product to be priced at $75 each. Now the price of the deluxe version has dropped to $35 each, and Thaler is now deciding whether to produce 1,500 units of the deluxe version at a cost of $48,000 or to scrap the project. What is the opportunity cost of this decision? a. $175,000 b. $375,000 c. $48,000 d. $26,000

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Chapter 17, Problem 22E
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Thaler Company bought $26,000 of raw materials a year ago in anticipation of producing 5,000 units of a deluxe version of its product to be priced at $75 each. Now the price of the deluxe version has dropped to $35 each, and Thaler is now deciding whether to produce 1,500 units of the deluxe version at a cost of $48,000 or to scrap the project. What is the opportunity cost of this decision?

  1. a. $175,000
  2. b. $375,000
  3. c. $48,000
  4. d. $26,000

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Identify the correct option for the given statement.

Explanation of Solution

Tactical decision making: Tactical decision making is a process in which the company can choose the correct alternative based on the profitability. In tactical decision making, offer price of a product is compared with the normal selling price and offer price less than the normal selling price of product is considered as the idle capacity for decision making.

Opportunity cost refers to the forgone revenue that could have been generated through an alternative use of the assets. Opportunity costs are not recorded in the accounting records, because it is a loss of other alternative that is occurred when one alternative is chosen...

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