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The following figures were taken from the records of Wellington Co. for the year 2008. At the end of the year, two jobs were still in process. Details about the two jobs include:


Wellington Co. applies overhead at a budgeted rate, calculated at the beginning of the year. The budgeted rate is the ratio The budgeted rate is the ratio of budgeted overhead to budgeted direct labor costs. Budgeted figures for 2008 were
Budgeted direct labor costs......... $ 250,000
Budgeted overhead ............ $ 187,500
Actual figures for 2008 were
Direct labor......... $ 350,000
Overhead.......... $ 192,500
Finished goods inventory... $ 75,000
Cost of goods sold ..... $ 550,000

There were no opening inventories. It is the practice of the company to prorate any over/ under absorption of overhead to finished goods inventory, work in process, and cost of goods sold based on the total dollars in these categories.

Required:
a. Compute the cost of work in process before over/ under applied overheads are prorated.
b. Prepare a schedule of finished goods inventory, work in process, and cost of goods sold after over/ under applied overheads are prorated.
c. What is the difference in operating income if the over/ under applied overhead is charged to cost of goods sold instead of being prorated to finished goods inventory, work in process, and cost of goodssold?


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