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Kowalski Company manufactures a number of specialized machine parts. Part Compo-24 uses $35 of direct materials and $15 of direct labor per unit. Kowalski’s estimated manufacturing overhead is as follows.
Materials handling ........ $150,000
Machining ........... 180,000
Factory supervision ........ 138,000
Total ............. $468,000
Overhead is applied based on direct labor costs, which were estimated at $200,000. Kowalski is considering adopting activity-based costing. The cost drivers are estimated at:


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(a) Compute the cost of 1,000 units of Compo-24 using the current traditional costing system.
(b) Compute the cost of 1,000 units of Compo-24 using the proposed activity-based costing system. Assume the 1,000 units use 2,500 pounds of materials, 500 machine hours, and 1,000 direct laborhours.


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