Exercise 3: Quantity schedule and equivalent units

The Southern Company produces a cleaning product known as Detergent-DK. The product is processed through two departments – department X and Department Y. The materials are added at the beginning of the process in department X. The information relating to Detergent-DK processed in department X during the month of August is given below:

  • Work in process, August 1: 15,000 liters (55% complete)
  • Started into processing during August: 240,000 liters
  • Work in process, August 31: 10,000 liters (90% complete)

The percentages of completion of beginning and ending work in process inventories given above are related to conversion cost only.

Required: Prepare a quantity schedule and compute equivalent units of production for department X using:

  1. weighted average method
  2. FIFO method

Solution

1. Quantity schedule and equivalent units – weighted average method:

*15,000 liters + 240,000 liters – 10,000 liters
= 245,000 liters

2. Quantity schedule and equivalent units – FIFO method:

*Work required to complete liters in work in process beginning inventory:
100% – 55% = 45%
15,000 liters × 45% = 6,750 liters

**240,000 liters started – 10,000 liters in ending work in process
= 230,000 liters started and completed during August
or
245,000 liters completed and transferred out – 15,000 liters in beginning inventory
= 230,000 liters started and completed during August

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One Comment on Exercise 3: Quantity schedule and equivalent units

  1. Niborau.Birimeta

    A very good exercise.keep it up on doing your work

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