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Use the following information for Exercises 8-43 through 8-45:

Petoskey Company produces three products: Alanson, Boyne, and Conway. A segmented income statement, with amounts given in thousands, follows:

Chapter 8, Problem 43E, Use the following information for Exercises 8-43 through 8-45: Petoskey Company produces three

Direct fixed expenses consist of depreciation and plant supervisory salaries. All depreciation on the equipment is dedicated to the product lines. None of the equipment can be sold.

8-43 Keep-or-Drop Decision

Refer to the information for Petoskey Company above. Assume that each of the three products has a different supervisor whose position would remain if the associated product were dropped.

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CONCEPTUAL CONNECTION Estimate the impact on profit that would result from dropping Conway. Explain why Petoskey should keep or drop Conway.

To determine

Describe the effect of dropping the product Conway on the profit. Also, explain whether Company P should keep it or drop it.

Explanation

Keep-or-Drop Decision:

The decisions, which involve the choice between keeping the product and dropping the product, are known as keep-or-drop decisions.

If Company P drops the product Conway, then the profit will get reduced by $75,000 as a contribution margin...

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