# Allocating available machine hours (ECR)

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Hi

Im working my way through the past exam paper from Dec 05 and am stuck on question 2.4

I just cannot seem to figure out how to allocate the machine hours, can anyone help???? :001_unsure:

Carla x

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Hi, this is what i did on that question; if you look back to the additional data after task 2.1, it says in the table machine hours required for product N are300 and 2000 for product P. As product n is ranked 1st then you need to use all 300 machine hours and 1800 hours of product P (2100-300). Hope this helps :001_smile:
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Thats a great help, thanks! :thumbup:
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OH, I just posted the same question. :001_tongue:
Thanks for your guys, but I sitll confused with the information from the background.
at task 2.1 it said: forcast unit 150,000, so need 300 machine hours, but in task 2.3, it said: tha lastes sales cast is for 160,000 of product N to be sold.
So how can we know which amount shoud be used to calculate Task 2.4, is there some rules to follow?
thanks.
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I would always take the latest sales cast info, but the machine hours need to remain at 300.

What on earth possesed us to get involved in accounting in the first place!!
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:laugh: a good question.:laugh: make us more slim?

but N can takes as many machine hours as it needs, then leave 2100-320/300? to P. Still :confused1:
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I dont know about that iv eat more chocolate in the past few weeks than iv eat in my life! Think they call it comfort eating

If you look on page 14 in the chart you'l see it only needs 300 hours and so the balance (1800) is left to P (Sometimes I find a 5 minute choc break makes everything clearer )
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Love choclate.:thumbup1:
Yes, I checked page 14,task 1, but the 300 hours was required to make 150000 units, not 160,000units(Task 2.3). The problem is which number shoule be the maximum number of products?

Any way, have a good dream first. Wish the best of luck for your eaxm tomorrow.