# Exercise-3: Joint cost allocation using weighted average method

## Exercise-3 (a)

During April 2019, the Merhaba Company incurred a total joint cost of \$18,250 to produce three joint products – product X, product Y and product Z. The number of units produced during April and sales price per unit at split-off point are given below:

The company uses a weighted average method for allocating joint production cost to all of its three products. For this purpose, the following weights are assigned to each unit of a product:

• Product X: 5
• Product Y: 3
• Product Z: 3

Required: Allocate the company’s joint cost for the month of April to three products using weighted average method.

### Solution

*Computation of cost per weighted unit:

\$18,250/73,000
= \$0.25 per weighted unit

## Exercise-3 (b)

The David Company produces two products known as product M and product N. The equivalent production schedules of a department show 6,000 units of product M and 4,000 units of product N.

Both products are produced from the same raw materials but a unit of product M and product N require raw materials quantities in the ratio of 5:4 respectively.

Both products are passed through the same conversion process but a unit of product A and product B require production time in the ratio of 7:5 respectively.

Required: Calculate materials cost per unit and conversion cost per unit for both the products if total materials cost is \$85,000 and total conversion cost is \$36,000

### Solution

#### Materials cost

*Materials cost per weighted unit:
\$69,000/46,000 units
= \$1.5 per weighted unit

**Materials cost per unit of product:
Product M: \$45,000/6,000 units = \$7.50
Product N: \$24,000/4,000 units = \$6.00

#### Conversion cost

*Conversion cost per weighted unit:
\$49,600/62,000 units
= \$0.80 per weighted unit

**Conversion cost per unit of product:
Product M: \$33,600/6,000 units = \$5.40 per unit
Product N: \$16,000/4,000 units = \$4.00 per unit