### question exercise 18 16 variable costing absorption costing during its first year of 4280014 Question

Exercise 18.16

Variable Costing, Absorption Costing

During its first year of operations, Snobegon, Inc. (located in Lake Snobegon, Minnesota), produced 40,000 plastic snow scoops. Snow scoops are oversized shovel-type scoops that are used to push snow away. Unit sales were 38,200 scoops. Fixed overhead was applied at \$0.75 per unit produced. Fixed overhead was underapplied by \$2,900. This fixed overhead variance was closed to Cost of Goods Sold. There was no variable overhead variance. The results of the year’s operations are as follows (on an absorption-costing basis):

Required:

1. Calculate the cost of the firm’s ending inventory under absorption costing. Round unit cost to the five decimal places. Round your final answer to the nearest dollar.

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What is the cost of the ending inventory under variable costing? Round unit cost to five decimal places. Round your final answer to the nearest dollar.

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2. Prepare a variable-costing income statement. Round the unit cost to five decimal places, when required. Round your final answers to the nearest dollar. Use the rounded values in subsequent computations.

Snobegon, Inc.

Variable-Costing Income Statement

For the First Year of Operations

Contribution margin

Less:

Operating income

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What is the difference between the two income figures?

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