The Eastern Oil Company buys crude vegetable oil. Refining this oil results in four products at the splitoff point: A, B, C, and D. Product C is fully processed by the splitoff point. Products A, B, and D can individually be further refined into Super A, Super B, and Super D. In the most recent month (December), the output at the splitoff point was as follows:
Product A, 275,000 gallons
Product B, 100,000 gallons
Product C, 75,000 gallons
Product D, 50,000 gallons
The joint costs of purchasing and processing the crude vegetable oil were $ 105,000. Eastern had no beginning or ending inventories. Sales of product C in December were $ 45,000. Products A, B, and D were further refined and then sold. Data related to December are as follows:

Eastern had the option of selling products A, B, and D at the splitoff point. This alternative would have yielded the following revenues for the December production:
Product A, $ 75,000
Product B, $ 62,500
Product D, $ 67,500

1. Compute the gross-margin percentage for each product sold in December, using the following methods for allocating the $ 105,000 joint costs: a. Sales value at splitoff b. Physical-measure c. NRV
2. Could Eastern have increased its December operating income by making different decisions about the further processing of products A, B, or D? Show the effect on operating income of any changes yourecommend.

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