Crystal Displays Inc. recently began production of a new product, flat panel displays, which required the investment of $1,500,000 in assets. The costs of producing and selling 5,000 units of flat panel displays are estimated as follows:
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Variable costs per unit: 

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Direct materials 
$119.00 
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Direct labor 
32.00 
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Factory overhead 
52.00 
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Selling and administrative expenses 
36.00 
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Total variable cost per unit 
$239.00 
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Fixed costs: 

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Factory overhead 
$245,000.00 
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Selling and administrative expenses 
147,000.00 
Crystal Displays Inc. is currently considering establishing a selling price for flat panel displays. The president of Crystal Displays has decided to use the costplus approach to product pricing and has indicated that the displays must earn a 17% return on invested assets.
1. Determine the amount of desired profit from the production and sale of flat panel displays.
2. Assuming that the product cost method is used, determine (a) the cost amount per unit, (b) the markup percentage, and (c) the selling price of flat panel displays. Round your markup percentage and selling price to two decimal places.
Cost amount per unit  
Markup percentage  % 
Selling price 
3. (Appendix) Assuming that the total cost method is used, determine (a) the cost amount per unit, (b) the markup percentage, and (c) the selling price of flat panel displays. Round your markup percentage and selling price to two decimal places.
Cost amount per unit  
Markup percentage  % 
Selling price 
4. (Appendix) Assuming that the variable cost method is used, determine (a) the cost amount per unit, (b) the markup percentage, and (c) the selling price of flat panel displays. Round your markup percentage and selling price to two decimal places.
Cost amount per unit  
Markup percentage  % 
Selling price 
5. Comment on any additional considerations that could influence establishing the selling price for flat panel displays.
The costplus approach price computed above should be viewed as a general guideline for establishing longrun normal prices; however, other considerations, such as , could lead management to establish a different shortrun price.
6a. Prepare a differential analysis of the proposed sale to Maple Leaf Visual Inc. Refer to the lists of Labels and Amount Descriptions for the exact wording of the answer choices for text entries. For those boxes in which you must enter subtracted or negative numbers use a minus sign. If there is no amount or an amount is zero, enter “0”. A colon (:) will automatically appear if required.
Differential Analysis 
Reject (Alternative 1) or Accept (Alternative 2) Order 
August 3 
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Reject Order 
Accept Order 
Differential Effect on Income 

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(Alternative 1) 
(Alternative 2) 
(Alternative 2) 

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6b. Based on the differential analysis in part (a), should the proposal be accepted?
The company is indifferent since the result is the same regardless of which alternative is chosen.
Yes
No
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