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In assigning costs to goods transferred out, how do the weighted average and FIFO methods differ?

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Explain the difference between weighted average and FIFO method when assigning cost to goods transferred out.

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First-in first out method:

A method which separates the beginning inventory units from units produced during a period is known as FIFO method. In FIFO method, only cost incurred during a period is considered to calculate unit cost.

FIFO method split the goods transferred out into two, one is units started and completed and the other is units in beginning work in process. To calculate the cost of unit started and completed, the units started and completed is multiplied with unit cost of a period...

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