AccuBlade Castings Inc. casts blades for turbine engines. Within the Casting Department, alloy is first melted in a crucible then poured into molds to produce the castings. On May 1, there were 230 pounds of alloy in process, which were 60% complete as to conversion. The Work in Process balance for these 230 pounds was $ 32,844, determined as follows:
Direct materials (230 × $ 132) ........ $ 30,360
Conversion (230 × 60% × $ 18) ........ 2,484
$ 32,844
During May, the Casting Department was charged $ 350,000 for 2,500 pounds of alloy and $ 19,840 for direct labor. Factory overhead is applied to the department at a rate of 150% of direct labor. The department transferred out 2,530 pounds of finished castings to the Machining Department. The May 31 inventory in process was 44% complete as to conversion.
a. Prepare the following May journal entries for the Casting Department:
1. The materials charged to production.
2. The conversion costs charged to production.
3. The completed production transferred to the Machining Department.
b. Determine the Work in Process—Casting Department May 31 balance.
c. Compute and evaluate the change in the costs per equivalent unit for direct materials and conversion from the previous month (April).

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