# Need help please with Pev Dec 2005

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It is task 1.2 question iii) Subdivide the material price variance for paper showing which part is due to changes in the dollar exchange rate and which part is due to other factors.

I have looked at the answers but still don't understand how they have worked it out.

I very much hope someone can help me and accept all help gratefully.

thanks

Marg

It is task 1.2 question iii) Subdivide the material price variance for paper showing which part is due to changes in the dollar exchange rate and which part is due to other factors.

I have looked at the answers but still don't understand how they have worked it out.

I very much hope someone can help me and accept all help gratefully.

thanks

Marg

## Comments

88RegisteredFirst, from the question we know the budgeted exchange rate was $1.80 per £1, so we can work out the flexed cost of the actual quantity in pounds and dollars.

Flexed Budget in £ = 130,000 x £0.50 = £65,000

Flexed Budget in $ = £65,000 x $1.80 / £1 = $117,000

If the exchange rate now changes to $1.89 per £1, and the price in dollars remains unchanged then we would expect to pay the following in £.

Expected £ cost adjusted for new rate = £1 x $117,000 / $1.89 = £61,905

Variation due to exchange rate = £65,000 - £61,905 = £3,095 favorable.

Rest of price variation = £61,905 - £58,500 = £3405 favorable.

The advantage of this method is that once you have worked out the £65,000, you can forget about the price per kg and concentrate on the banking transactions.

Hope this helps! :001_smile:

84Registereddefinite.studies

Thanks for your very good explanation, I understand it now.

Thanks

Marg