Refer to Problem 15- 24.

1. Suppose the manager of division A has the option of (a) cutting the external price to $ 242, with the certainty that sales will rise to 2,000 units or (b) maintaining the external price of $ 250 for the 1,200 units and transferring the 800 units to division B at a price that would produce the same operating income for division A. What transfer price would produce the same operating income for division A? Is that price consistent with that recommended by the general guideline in the chapter so that the resulting decision would be desirable for the company as a whole?
2. Suppose that if the selling price for the intermediate product were dropped to $ 242, sales to external parties could be increased to 1,600 units. Division B wants to acquire as many as 800 units if the transfer price is acceptable. For simplicity, assume that there is no external market for the final 400 units of division A’s capacity.
a. Using the general guideline, what is (are) the minimum transfer price(s) that should lead to the correct economic decision? Ignore performance- evaluation considerations.
b. Compare the total contributions under the alternatives to show why the transfer price(s) recommended lead(s) to the optimal economic decision.

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