Schulze Furniture Corporation makes two types of dining tables, Elegance for formal dining and Comfort for casual dining, at its single factory. With the economy beginning to experience a recession, Michael Schulze, the president, is concerned about whether the company can stay in business as market prices fall. At Mr. Schulze’s request, Julio Vega, the controller, prepared cost data for analysis.
Inspectors are paid according to the number of actual hours worked, determined by the number of tables inspected. Engineers, who set up equipment for both products, are paid monthly salaries. TV commercial fees are paid at the beginning of the quarter.

a. Compute the cost per unit for each product.
b. If management wants to make 30 percent of cost as a profit margin for Elegance, what price should the company set?
c. The market price of tables in the Comfort class has declined because of the recession. Management asks you to determine the minimum cost of producing Comfort tables in the short term. Provide thatinformation.

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