# Help with June 08 Paper ECR

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Machine hours/Unit 0.20 for product A and 0.08 for B
Contribution/ Machine hr 5.75 and 7.75

Where these figures come from?

How do I allocate the machine hours?

Thank you:thumbup:

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The cumulative pcash flow figures:

Cumulative (600) (410) 45 335
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Machine hours/unit

Product A have the following details (p16 data for 2.2)
Machine hours required 60,000

60,000 hours = 0.2 hours per unit
300,000 units

I've done Product A, can you now do Product B?
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Contribution/ Machine hr

..................................................A (£)
Selling price per unit---.............--- 1.50
Less: variable costs per unit
• Direct materials ---.................---0.20
• Direct labour ---....................--- 0.12
Total variable cost per unit--......----0.47
I inserted this row
Contribution per unit--...............----1.03
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Contribution/machine hour

Contribution/machine hour
£1.03 per unit divided by 0.2 machine hours per unit
=£5.15 per machine hour
(not £5.75 as you suggested)
I hope this helps and shows you enough to be able to do the same with product B.
Sandy
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How do I allocate the machine hours?

In this question there are 70,000 machine hours available.
Product B has the higher contribution per hour so we allocate as many hours as possible to produce it. The forecast sales are the limit (afterall we don't want to make products we can't sell)
The data for task 2.2 states that sales maximum are 500,000 units and
40,000 hours
500,000 units = 0.08 hours per unit
So 0.08 hours per unit x 500,000 units = 40,000 hours allocated to Product B production
This leaves 70,000 - 40,000 = 30,000 available for Product A production
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The cumulative cash flow figures

The cumulative cash flow figures means a running total
In year 0 net cash flow (£600,000)
In year 1 Net cash flow £190,000, running total (£410,000)
In year 2 Net cash flow £455,000, running total £45,000
and so on

I hope these responses help make the paper clearer.
Sandy
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Thank you very much Sandy. I the same paper, task 1.4, why the equipment and maintenance are reaportioned equally and the stores not? I don't get these figures ( stores)

I feel completely hopeless!! thank you for your help. I am quite pesimistic.
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You have to do what the task specifies. This has a clear note immediately below the task.
Note:
The Equipment Maintenance department’s total costs should be apportioned equally to the other three departments. Then the total of the Stores department’s costs should be apportioned according to the number of material requisitions.

I am beginning to suspect you are looking at the model answers, my advice is to focus on the question. In fact, I'd probably not even look at the model answer.
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