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Multiple Production Department Factory Overhead Rates

Spotted Cow Dairy Company manufactures three products—whole milk, skim milk, and cream—in two production departments, Blending and Packing. The factory overhead for Spotted Cow Dairy is $443,800.

The three products consume both machine hours and direct labor hours in the two production departments as follows:

Direct Labor Hours Machine Hours
Blending Department
Whole milk 710 960
Skim milk 450 770
Cream 340 610
1,500 2,340
Packing Department
Whole milk 210 1,410
Skim milk 220 860
Cream 200 930
630 3,200
Total 2,130 5,540

The management of Spotted Cow Dairy Company now plans to use the multiple production department factory overhead rate method. The total factory overhead associated with each department is as follows:

Blending Department $255,000
Packing Department 188,800
Total $443,800

Required:

If required, round all amounts to the nearest dollar.

1. Determine the multiple production department factory overhead rates, using direct labor hours for the Blending Department and machine hours for the Packing Department.

Blending Department $ per direct labor hour
Packing Department $ per machine hour

2. Determine the product factory overhead costs, using the multiple production department rates in (1).

Whole milk Skim milk Cream
Blending Department factory overhead $ $ $
Packing Department factory overhead
Total factory overhead $ $ $
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