Gloucester Motors manufactures specialty tractors. It has two divisions: a Tractor Division and a Tire Division. The Tractor Division can use the tires produced by the Tire Division. The market price per tire is $ 60. The Tire Division has the following costs per tire: Direct material cost per tire $ 31 Conversion costs per tire $ 5 Fixed manufacturing overhead cost for the year is expected to total $ 220,000. The Tire Division expects to manufacture 55,000 tires this year. The fixed manufacturing overhead per tire is $ 4 ($ 220,000 divided by 55,000 tires).

1. Assume that the Tire Division has excess capacity, meaning that it can produce tires for the Tractor Division without giving up any of its current tire sales to outsiders. If Gloucester Motors has a negotiated transfer price policy, what is the lowest accept-able transfer price? What is the highest acceptable transfer price?
2. If Gloucester Motors has a cost- plus transfer price policy of full absorption cost plus 10%, what would the transfer price be?
3. If the Tire Division is currently producing at capacity (meaning that it is selling every single tire it has the capacity to produce), what would likely be the most fair transfer price strategy to use? What would be the transfer price in this case?

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