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Accepting business at a special price Portable Power Company expects to operate at 80% of productive capacity during July. The total manufacturing costs for July for the production of 25,000 batteries are budgeted as follows: Direct materials $162,500 Direct labor 70,000 Variable factory overhead 30,000 Fixed factory overhead 112,500 Total manufacturing costs $375,000 The company has an opportunity to submit a bid for 2,500 batteries to be delivered by July 31 to a government agency. If the contract is obtained, it is anticipated that the additional activity will not interfere with normal production during July or increase the selling or administrative expenses. What is the unit cost below which Portable Power Company should not go in bidding on the government contract?

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WARREN + 5 others
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ISBN: 9781337272094

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Chapter 25, Problem 25.14EX
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Accepting business at a special price

Portable Power Company expects to operate at 80% of productive capacity during July. The total manufacturing costs for July for the production of 25,000 batteries are budgeted as follows:

Direct materials $162,500
Direct labor 70,000
Variable factory overhead 30,000
Fixed factory overhead 112,500
Total manufacturing costs $375,000

The company has an opportunity to submit a bid for 2,500 batteries to be delivered by July 31 to a government agency. If the contract is obtained, it is anticipated that the additional activity will not interfere with normal production during July or increase the selling or administrative expenses. What is the unit cost below which Portable Power Company should not go in bidding on the government contract?

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