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Scattergraph, High-Low Method, and Predicting Cost for a Different Time Period from the One Used to Develop a Cost Formula

Refer to the information for Farnsworth Company on the previous page.

Required:

  1. 1. Prepare a scattergraph based on the 10 months of data. Does the relationship appear to be linear?
  2. 2. Using the high-low method, prepare a cost formula for the receiving activity. Using this formula, what is the predicted cost of receiving for a month in which 1,450 receiving orders are processed?
  3. 3. Prepare a cost formula for the receiving activity for a quarter. Based on this formula, what is the predicted cost of receiving for a quarter in which 4,650 receiving orders are anticipated? Prepare a cost formula for the receiving activity for a year. Based on this formula, what is the predicted cost of receiving for a year in which 18,000 receiving orders are anticipated?

Use the following information for Problems 3-60 and 3-61:

Farnsworth Company has gathered data on its overhead activities and associated costs for the past 10 months. Tracy Heppler, a member of the controller’s department, has convinced management that overhead costs can be better estimated and controlled if the fixed and variable components of each overhead activity are known. One such activity is receiving raw materials (unloading incoming goods, counting goods, and inspecting goods), which she believes is driven by the number of receiving orders. Ten months of data have been gathered for the receiving activity and are as follows:

Chapter 3, Problem 60P, Scattergraph, High-Low Method, and Predicting Cost for a Different Time Period from the One Used to

1.

To determine

Draw scattergraph for the Company F on the basis of ten month’s data. Also, determine the relationship as per the graph prepared.

Explanation

Scattergraph Method:

In scattergraph method, data points are plotted on the graph to visualize the relationship between total cost and output measure.

Scattergraph for the given data is shown below:

2.

To determine

Identify the cost formula for the receiving activity using high low method. Also, calculate the receiving cost for processing 1,450 receiving orders in a month.

3.

To determine

Identify the cost formula for receiving activity in a quarter and a year and also calculate the receiving cost for processing 4,650 receiving orders in a quarter and 18,000, in a year.

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