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Scribners Corporation produces fine papers in three production departments”Pulping, Drying, and Finishing. In the Pulping Department, raw materials such as wood fiber and rag cotton are mechanically and chemically treated to separate their fibers. The result is a thick slurry of fibers. In the Drying Department, the wet fibers transferred from the Pulping Department are laid down on porous webs, pressed to remove excess liquid, and dried in ovens. In the Finishing Department, the dried paper is coated, cut, and spooled onto reels. The company uses the weighted-average method in its process costing system. Data for March for the Drying Department follow:

Percent Completed

Units Pulping Conversion

Work in process inventory, March 1 5,500 100% 17%

Work in process inventory, March 31 6,900 100% 17%

Pulping cost in work in process inventory, March 1 \$3,000

Conversion cost in work in process inventory, March 1 \$550

Units transferred to the next production department 156,400

Pulping cost added during March \$800,150

Conversion cost added during March \$29,800

No materials are added in the Drying Department. Pulping cost represents the costs of the wet fibers transferred in from the Pulping Department. Wet fiber is processed in the Drying Department in batches; each unit in the above table is a batch and one batch of wet fibers produces a set amount of dried paper that is passed on to the Finishing Department.

Requirement 1:

Determine the equivalent units for March for pulping and conversion.

Equivalent units of production

Pulping:\$

Conversion:\$

Requirement 2:

Cost per equivalent unit

Pulping:\$

Conversion:\$

Requirement 3:

(a) Determine the total cost of ending work in process inventory. (Round your Cost per equivalent unit to 2 decimal places and the final answer to the nearest dollar amount. Omit the “\$” sign in your response.)

Cost of ending work in process inventory

Pulping:\$

Conversion:\$

Total:\$

(b) Determine the total cost of units transferred to the Finishing Department in March. (Round your Cost per equivalent unit to 2 decimal places and the final answer to the nearest dollar amount. Omit the “\$” sign in your response.)

Cost of units completed and transferred ou

Pulping:\$

Conversion:\$

Total:\$