BEC MCQ – cant figure out Part 2

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amaffei
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In a lean accounting environment, a company accepts a special order to make 200 units of a product each month for the next two months for \$130 per unit. The company normally sells the unit for \$170 per unit with variable costs per unit at \$80 per unit. The company plans to use excess capacity. By what amount would this special order increase profit. Answer is 20K I cant figure it out – someone please help thanks

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Contribution margin = (130-80)= 50 * 200* 2months

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Gias Ahmed
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The special order will be generating a contribution per unit of
\$130 – \$80 = \$50
As 400 units of the product would be produced ( 200 units for each month).
Total contribution generated by the special order would be 400 x \$50 = \$20,000.
As the company is utilizing excess capacity , no additional fixed costs are assumed to have been incurred.
Increase in profit would be \$20,000.

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