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Please could someone help and explain the answers to this question. I thought i had cracked variances but i cant get my head around this question.
Budget: Actual
Production- cartons 5,000 6000
Apricots- kg 50,000 70,000
Apricots- £ 25,000 36,000
Direct labour hrs 1,000 800
Direct labour £ 10,000 8,000

Apricots price variance?
Apricots usage variance?
Direct labour rate variance?
Direct labour efficiency variance?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

• Registered Posts: 4
Usage Variance = 5000 Adverse ((6000x(10-11.67))
DL Rate Variance = 0 no variance ((10000/1000)-(8000/800))
DL Efficiency Variance = 4000 Favourable ((6000x0.2x10)-(800x10))
• Registered, MAAT Posts: 16
Hi guys,

I still do not understand this task;

why £70,000 x (0.5 - 0.51) = 1000 A

I now the formula
Actual Qty purchased x actual rate
Actual qty purchased x standard rate

Diff = price variance

If you could please explain this to me I would be very grateful.

Thanks,
Silia
• MAAT Posts: 473
Hi Silas
dnatalie has used a rearranged formula that gets the same result.
Actual Qty * standard rate - Actual Qty * actual rate == Actual Qty * ( standard rate - actual rate)

70,000 * (25,000/50,000) - 70,000 * (36,000/70000) == 70,000 * (0.5 - 0.514) = -1,000 therefore 1000 A

This follows for the other answers given.
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• Registered, MAAT Posts: 16
Thank you so much !!! You are a lifesaver 🍀
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Hi Sorry, where is the 0.2 coming from? DL Efficiency Variance = 4000 Favourable ((6000x0.2x10)-(800x10)). Many thanks
• MAAT Posts: 473
@LouboutinLou1

It's from converting the labour time into a per unit time. 1000/ 5000 = time/unit = 0.2.
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