   Chapter 23, Problem 23.17EX

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Factory overhead cost variances The following data relate to factory overhead cost for the production of 15,000 computers: Actual: Variable factory overhead $240,000 Fixed factory overhead 160,000 Standard: 19,500 hrs. at$20 390,000  If productive capacity of 100% was 20,000 hours and the total factory overhead cost budgeted at the level of 19,500 standard hours was $394,000, determine the variable factory overhead controllable variance, fixed factory overhead volume variance, and total factory overhead cost variance. The fixed factory overhead rate was$8.00 per hour.

To determine

Variable factory overhead controllable variances:

The difference between the actual variable overhead costs and the standard overhead for actual production is known as the variable factory overhead controllable variances. The variable factory overhead controllable variance is computed as follows:

Variable factory overheadcontrollable variance}(Actual variable factory overheadStandard variable factory overhead )

Fixed factory overhead volume variances:

Factory overhead volume variances refers to the difference between the budgeted fixed overheads at 100% of normal capacity, and the standard fixed overheads for the actual units produced. The factory overhead volume variances can be calculated as follows:

Fixed factory overheadvolume variance}(Standard hours for 100% ofnormal capacityStandardhours for actual units produced)×(Fixed factory overhead rate)

To determine: The variable factory overhead controllable variance.

Explanation

The variable factory overhead controllable variance is $(4,000) and it is a favorablevariance. Working Notes: Determine the variable factory overhead controllable variance. Variable factory overheadcontrollable variance}(Actual variable factory overheadStandard variable factory overhead (2) )=$262,000$266,000=$(4,000) (1)

Determine the standard variable factory overhead.

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