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Textbook Problem

Prime and conversion costs

Identify the following costs as a prime cost (P), conversion cost (C), or both (B) for a magazine publisher:

  1. a. Paper used for the magazine
  2. b. Wages of printing machine employees
  3. c. Glue used to bind magazine
  4. d. Maintenance on printing machines

To determine

Prime cost:

Prime cost refers to a cost which is directly involved in the process of manufacturing an item. Prime cost includes direct materials, direct labor and other direct overheads.

Conversion cost:

A conversion cost refers to the cost of converting the raw materials into a finished product. Conversion cost includes direct labor as well as the manufacturing overhead costs.

To identify: The prime cost and the conversion cost of the given items of an magazine publisher.

Explanation

The prime cost and the conversion cost of each items of an automobile manufacturer are identified as follows:

Sl. No Particulars Prime cost (P) / Conversion cost (C) / Both (B)
a Paper used for the magazine Prime cost (P)
b Wages of printing machine employees Both (b)
c Glue used to bind magazine Both (b)
d Maintenance on printing machines Conversion cost (C)

Table (1)

  1. a) Paper used for the magazine comes under the prime cost...

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