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Hall Corporation uses the weighted average method in its process costing system. Data concerning the first processing department for the most recent month are listed below: Beginning work in process inventory: Units in beginning work in process inventory 500 Materials costs $7,600 Conversion costs $2,700 Percent complete with respect to materials 55% Percent complete with respect to conversion 45% Units started into production during the month 6,500 Units transferred to the next department during the month 6,300 Materials costs added during the month $105,000 Conversion costs added during the month $127,000 Ending work in process inventory: Units in ending work in process inventory 900 Percent complete with respect to materials 45% Percent complete with respect to conversion 20%

What are equivalent units for materials the for the month in the first processing department?

Choose three companies from different industries and locate their statements of cash flows for the most recent year.

(a) Create a table to compare the dollars provided or used by operating, investing, and financing activities, as well as the overall increase or decrease in cash.

(b) Create a second table for each company comparing this same information for each of the three years presented in that company s statement of cash flows. Include an additional column that looks at the combined cash flows for all three years.

(c) Write a short analysis of the information gathered and should address, among other things, whether cash flow from operating activities is large enough to cover investing and financing activities, and if not, how the company is financing its activities. Discuss differences and similarities between the companies you have chosen.

Metal manufacturing Inc has isolated four alternatives for meeting its needs for increased production capacity. The attached table summarizes data gathered relative to each of these alternatives.

a) calculate the coefficient of variation for each alternative b) if the firm wishes to minimize risk, which alternative do you recommend? why?

Micropub is considering the purchase of one of two microfilm cameras, R, and S. Both should provide benefits over a 10 year period, and each requires an initial investment of $4000. Management has constructed the attached table of estimates of rates of return and probabilities for pessimistic, most likely, and optomistic results. a) determine the range for the rate of return for each of the two cameras. b) determine the expected value of return for each camera c) purchase of which camera is riskier? why?

1. What is a current liability? What is a non current liability? What is the difference between the two types of liabilities? In which financial statement would you find these liabilities?

2. What are the types of equity accounts? What is the role of equity accounts in raising capital?

3. What are the several different types of bonds available to us.

4. Secured: When the company issuing the bond puts up an asset as collateral for the amount due of the bond.

5. Unsecured: When the company issuing the bond is using its credit as a means of future payment.

6. Convertible: Bonds that can be turned into common stock of the issuing company.

7. Callable: Bonds that can be purchased back (retired) by the company prior to the full maturity of the bond.

8. what are the characteristics of a corporation.

Define business research: purpose, internet, quality, quantity, validity, measurement

How would you define business research? What is the purpose of business research? How has the Internet changed the quality and quantity of research?

Should an organization do research for all problems confronting the business? Why or why not? When is it appropriate to use exploratory research? Can decision making be accomplished by using only descriptive research? Why or why not?

What is the reliability of a measurement? What is the validity of a measurement? Can a measurement be valid if it is not reliable? Explain.

What are the four data scales? Give an example of each

What is an operational definition ?

What role do data scales play in developing an operational definition?