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AAT level 4 MABU assessment 2 task 7c,d

Hi guys
I've been staring at this question for an hour now and still can't work it out...

The following information has been extracted from the accounts of B Ltd for month two.
Actual output 10,000 units
Material cost variance £6,000 A
Material price variance £3,000 F
Standard usage per unit 2 kg
Standard price per kg £3
c) - Select the material usage variance from the following options.

- How many kgs were actual usage variance from the following operations.

B Ltd rents a werehouse at a cost of £500,000 per year. The folowing additional information is also avaiable.
Actual capacity of existing warehouse 750,000 units
Actual cost of each additional warehouse unit £150,000
Actual capacity of each additional warehouse unit 100,000 units
Additional fee for each additional warehouse unit £5,000
The production budget for next year will be 960,000 units.
d) Calculate the budget rental cost for next year.


  • Pian32Pian32 MAAT Posts: 378
    For c)
    Material Cost variance = Material Price variance + Material usage variance
    Material usage = Material Cost - Material Price
    = -6000 - 3000
    = -9000 or 9000 Adverse
    Material usage = (standard use - actual use) * standard price per unit
    -9000 = (20000 - Actual use) * 3
    Actual use = 20,000+3000
    = 23,000 kg for 10,000 units or 2.3 kg per unit.

    For d)

    You need 960,000 units and existing covers 750,000. 960000-750000 = 210,000
    There for you need to budget for 3 additional warehouses to cover the difference.
    Extra cost = 3* 155,000

    Total expected cost = £965,000

    I might have messed up as it's been a while since I've touched variances but this should help.
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  • JustynaKoJustynaKo Registered Posts: 4
    Great thank you -:)
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