Acc350 Managerial Accounting: E25-15 Lifemaster produces two types of exercise treadmills

Acc350 Managerial Accounting
E25-15 Making product mix decisions
Lifemaster produces two types of exercise treadmills: regular and deluxe. The exercise craze is such that Lifemaster could use all its available machine hours to produce either model. The two models are processed through the same production departments. Data for both models is as follows:
Per Unit
Deluxe Regular
Sale Price 1,020 560
Costs:
Direct Material 300 90
Direct Labor 88 188
Variable Manufacturing Overhead 264 88
Fixed Manufacturing Overhead* 138 46
Variable Operating Expenses 111 65
Total Costs 901 477
Operating Income $119 $83
*allocated on the basis of machine hours

Requirements
1. What is the constraint?
2. Which model should Lifemaster produce? (Hint: Use the allocation of fixed manufacturing overhead to determine the proportion of machine hours used by each product.)
3. If Lifemaster should produce both models, compute the mix that will maximize operating income.
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