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##### (CMA, adaptedl The Domestic Engines Co. produces...

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(CMA, adaptedl The Domestic Engines Co. produces the same power generators in two Illinois plants, a new plant in Peoria and an older plant in Moline. The following data are available for the two plants: A B C D E 1 Poeria Moline 2 selling Price 150 150 3 Variable Manufacturing cost per unit 72 88 4 fixed manufacturing cost per unit 30 15 5 variable marketing and distribution cost per unit 14 14 6 fixed marketing and distribution cost per unit 19 19 7 total cost per unit 135 131 8 operating income per unit 15 18.50 9 production rate per day 400 units 320 units 10 normal annual capacity usage 240 days 240 days 11 maximum annual capacity 300 days 300 days All fixed costs per unit are calculated based on a normal capacity usage consisting of 240 working days. When the number of working days exceeds 240, overtime charges raise the variable manufacturing costs of additional units by \$3.00 per unit in Peoria and \$8.00 per unit in Moline. Domestic Engines Co. is expected to produce and sell 192,000 power generators during the coming year. Wanting to take advantage of the higher operating income per unit at Moline, the company's production manager has decided to manufacture 96,000 units at each plant, resulting in a plan in which Moline operates at capacity (320 units per day x 300 days) and Peoria operates at its normal volume (400 units per day x 240 days). 1. Calculate the breakeven point in units for the Peoria plant and for the Moline plant. 2. Calculate the operating income that would result from the production manager's plan to produce 96,000 units at each plant. 3. Determine how the production of 192,000 units should be allocated between the Peoria and Moline plants to maximize operating income for Domestic Engines. Show your calculations.

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