# Equivalent units of production: average cost method The following information concerns production in the Finishing Department for May. The Finishing Deportment uses the average cost method. a. Determine the number of units in work in process inventory at the end of the month. b. Determine the number of whole units to be accounted for and to be assigned costs and the equivalent units of production for May.

### Accounting

27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337272094

### Accounting

27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337272094

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Chapter 20, Problem 20.26EX
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## Equivalent units of production: average cost methodThe following information concerns production in the Finishing Department for May. The Finishing Deportment uses the average cost method.a. Determine the number of units in work in process inventory at the end of the month.b. Determine the number of whole units to be accounted for and to be assigned costs and the equivalent units of production for May.

Expert Solution

(a)

To determine

Process costs

It is a method of cost accounting, which is used where the production is continuous, and the product needs various processes to complete. This method is used to ascertain the cost of the product at each process or stage of production.

Equivalents units for production

The activity of a processing department in terms of fully completed units is known as equivalent units. It includes the completed units of direct materials and conversion cost of beginning work in process, units completed and transferred out, and ending work in process.

To Determine: The ending work – in process inventory units during the month of May.

### Explanation of Solution

Calculate the ending work – in process inventory units during the month of May as shown below:

 Particulars Units Units in process, May 1 4,200 Add: Units produced during the period 23,600 Less: Units finished during the period ...
Expert Solution

(b)

To determine
The number of equivalent units for production for the period of May.

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