Sharp Company manufactures a product for which the following standards have been set:
Standard Quantity or Hours 
Standard Price or Rate 
Standard Cost 

Direct materials  3  feet  $  5  per foot  $  15  
Direct labor  ?  hours  ?  per hour  ?  
During March, the company purchased direct materials at a cost of $49,170, all of which were used in the production of 2,750 units of product. In addition, 4,500 direct laborhours were worked on the product during the month. The cost of this labor time was $36,000. The following variances have been computed for the month:
Materials quantity variance  $  3,450  U 
Labor spending variance  $  3,000 
U 
Labor efficiency variance  $  750 
U 
Required:
1. For direct materials:
a. Compute the actual cost per foot of materials for March.
.(Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

b. Compute the price variance and the spending variance.
(Do not round intermediate calculations. Indicate the effect of each variance by selecting "F" for favorable, "U" for unfavorable, and "None" for no effect (i.e., zero variance). Input all amounts as positive values.)

2. For direct labor:
2a. For direct labor, compute the standard direct labor rate per hour. (Round your answer to the nearest whole dollar.)
2b. For direct labor, compute the standard hours allowed for the month’s production. (Do not round your intermediate value.)
2c. For direct labor, compute the standard hours allowed per unit of product. (Round your answer to 1 decimal place.)

1a.
Material Quantity Variance = (Actual Quantity  Standard Quantity)
x Standard Price
$3450 = (Actual Quantity  2750x3) x $5
Actual Quantity = 8940 feet
Actual cost per foot = $49170 / 8940 = $5.50 per foot
1b.
Material Price Variance = (Actual Price  Standard Price) x Actual
Quantity
= ($5.50  5) x 8940 = $4470 (U)
Spending Variance = $3450+4470 = $7920 (U)
2a.
Labor Spending variance = Actual labor cost  Standard Labor
cost
Standard Labor cost = $360003000 = $33000
Labor efficiency Variance = Actual hours x Standard rate 
Standard labor cost
$750 = 4500 x Standard rate  $33000
Standard rate = $7.50 per hour
2b. Standard hours allowed = $33000/7.50 = 4400 hours
2c. Standard hours per unit = 4400/2750 = 1.60 hours per unit
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