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Problem 10-20A Sell or Process Further [LO10-7]

(Prepared from a situation suggested by Professor John W. Hardy.) Lone Star Meat Packers is a major processor of beef and other meat products. The company has a large amount of T-bone steak on hand, and it is trying to decide whether to sell the T-bone steaks as they are initially cut or to process them further into filet mignon and the New York cut.

     As mentioned above, instead of being sold as initially cut, the T-bone steaks could be further processed into filet mignon and New York cut steaks. Cutting one side of a T-bone steak provides the filet mignon, and cutting the other side provides the New York cut. One 16-ounce T-bone steak cut in this way will yield one 6-ounce filet mignon and one 8-ounce New York cut; the remaining ounces are waste. The cost of processing the T-bone steaks into these cuts is $0.17 per pound. The filet mignon can be sold for $4.00 per pound, and the New York cut can be sold for $3.50 per pound.

Determine the profit per pound from processing the T-bone steaks into filet mignon and New York cut steaks. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to 2 decimal places.)

Would you recommend that the T-bone steaks be sold as initially cut or processed further?




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