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Question;Upstate Mechanical, Inc. has been producing two bearings, components T79 and B81, for use in production. Data regarding these two components follow.T79 B81Machine hours required per unit 2.00 3.00 Standard cost per unit: Direct material $ 2.30 $ 3.80 Direct labor 4.10 4.60 Manufacturing overhead Variable* 2.05 2.30 Fixed? 3.85 4.60 Total $ 12.30 $ 15.30 *Variable manufacturing overhead is applied on the basis of direct-labor hours.?Fixed manufacturing overhead is applied on the basis of machine hours.Upstate Mechanical?s annual requirement for these components is 8,100 units of T79 and 11,100 units of B81. Recently, management decided to devote additional machine time to other product lines, leaving only 36,900 machine hours per year for producing the bearings. An outside company has offered to sell Upstate Mechanical its annual supply of bearings at prices of $10.95 for T79 and $13.85 for B81. Management wants to schedule the otherwise idle 36,900 machine hours to produce bearings so that the firm can minimize costs (maximize net benefits).1.Compute the net benefit (loss) per machine hour that would result if Upstate Mechanical accepts the supplier?s offer of $13.85 per unit for component B81?2.Suppose management has decided to drop product T79. Independently of parts (1) and (2), assume that the company?s idle capacity of 36,900 machine hours has a traceable, avoidable annual fixed cost of $45,510, which will be incurred only if the capacity is used. Calculate the maximum price Upstate Mechanical should pay a supplier for component B81?3. Choose the correct answer. Upstate Mechanical will maximize its net benefits by:A.purchasing 4,200 units of B81 and manufacturing the remaining bearings.B.purchasing 4,200 units of T79 and manufacturing the remaining bearings.C.purchasing 11,100 units of B81 and manufacturing 8,100 units of T79.D.purchasing 8,100 units of T79 and manufacturing 11,100 units of B81.E.purchasing and manufacturing some amounts other than those given above.

 

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