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Rimes Company makes and sells lawn mowers for which it currently makes the engines. It has an opportunity to purchase the engines from a reliable manufacturer. The annual costs of making the engines are shown here.
Cost of materials (20,000 Units x $24) ............ $ 480,000
Labor (20,000 Units x $26) ................. 520,000
Depreciation on manufacturing equipment* .......... 42,000
Salary of supervisor of engine production ........... 85,000
Rental cost of equipment used to make engines .......... 23,000
Allocated portion of corporate-level facility-sustaining costs .... 80,000
Total cost to make 20,000 engines ............... $1,230,000
*The equipment has a book value of $90,000 but its market value is zero.

Required
a. Determine the maximum price per unit that Rimes would be willing to pay for the engines.
b. Would the price computed in Requirement a change if production increased to 24,000 units? Support your answer with appropriate computations.



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