# AAT mock paper 1.2 task C backward variances

lyndsey1570
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Really stuck with this question. The product is budgeted to use 1.25kg of material per unit at a cost of £7.80 per kg.

During the last month the company used 1140kg to manufacture 950 units and the material price variance was £912 adverse.

Calculate the actual price per kg of material....

Can anyone help I’ve spent too long probably over complicating this ?!?

Really stuck with this question. The product is budgeted to use 1.25kg of material per unit at a cost of £7.80 per kg.

During the last month the company used 1140kg to manufacture 950 units and the material price variance was £912 adverse.

Calculate the actual price per kg of material....

Can anyone help I’ve spent too long probably over complicating this ?!?

## Comments

70However, the price variance was adverse, so it must have cost £8,892 + £912 = £9,804.

So if 1,140 kilos cost £9,804, one kilo must have cost 9804/1140 = £8.6

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