# Variable cost concept of product pricing Based on the data presented in Exercise 25-18, assume that Smart Stream Inc. uses the variable cost concept of applying the cost-plus approach to product pricing. a. Determine the variable costs and the variable cost amount per unit for the production and sale of 10,000 cellular phones. b. Determine the variable cost markup percentage (rounded to two decimal places) for cellular phones. c. Determine the selling price of cellular phones. Round to the nearest dollar.

### Accounting

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

### Accounting

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

#### Solutions

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Chapter 25, Problem 25.27EX
Textbook Problem

## Variable cost concept of product pricingBased on the data presented in Exercise 25-18, assume that Smart Stream Inc. uses the variable cost concept of applying the cost-plus approach to product pricing.a. Determine the variable costs and the variable cost amount per unit for the production and sale of 10,000 cellular phones.b. Determine the variable cost markup percentage (rounded to two decimal places) for cellular phones.c. Determine the selling price of cellular phones. Round to the nearest dollar.

Expert Solution

a)

To determine

Product pricing: Product pricing is the method used for fixing the price for the products sold or the services offered to the consumers.

Target cost concept:   Target cost is the estimated cost of the product which is calculated on the basis of sustainable price in the marketplace.

Target Cost = Expected Selling Price – Desired Profit

To Determine: The total variable cost and variable cost per unit for the production and sale of 10,000 cellular phones.

### Explanation of Solution

Total Variable Cost: Total variable cost refers to the costs involved in the production of the product.

Calculate the total variable cost for the production of 10,000 cellular phones.

Total variable Cost = Variable Cost × Number of units= $240 × 10,000 units=$2,400,000

Hence, the total variable cost for the production of 10,000 cellular phones is \$2,400,000

Expert Solution

b)

To determine
The total cost markup percentage (round up to two decimal places) for cellular phones.

Expert Solution

c)

To determine
The selling price per unit of cellular phone.

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