Managerial Accounting: PA8-4 Black & Decker (B&D) manufactures a wide variety of tools

Managerial Accounting
PA8-4 Preparing Operating Budget Components
Black & Decker (B&D) manufactures a wide variety of tools and accessories. One of its more popular items is a cordless power handisaw. Use the following fictitious information about this product line to complete the problem requirements. Each handisaw sells for \$50. B&D expects the following unit sales.
January 2,300
February 2,400
March 2,800
April 2,900
May 2,200
B&D's ending finished goods inventory policy is 20 percent of the next month's sales.
Suppose each handisaw takes approximately .75 hours to manufacture, and B&D pays an average labor wage of \$15.50 per hour.
Each handisaw requires a plastic housing that B&D purchases from a supplier at a cost of \$5.00 each. The company has an ending raw materials inventory policy of 10 percent of the following month's production requirements. Materials other than the housing unit total \$4.00 per handisaw.
Manufacturing overhead for this product includes \$72,000 annual fixed overhead (based on production of 24,000 units) and \$.90 per unit variable manufacturing overhead. B&D's selling expenses are 4 percent of sales dollars, and administrative expenses are fixed at \$15,000 per month.

1. Calculate the sales budget for Black & Decker (B&D) for the first quarter (January, February, and March). Include each month as well as the first quarter. (Omit the "\$" sign in your response.)
2. Calculate the production budget for Black & Decker (B&D) for the first quarter (January, February, and March). Include each month as well as the first quarter.
3. Calculate the raw materials purchases budget for the plastic housings for Black & Decker (B&D) for the first quarter (January, February, and March). Include each month as well as the first quarter. (Omit the "\$" sign in your response.)
4. Calculate the direct labor budget for Black & Decker (B&D) for the first quarter (January, February, and March). Include each month as well as the first quarter. (Round your answers to 2 decimal places. Omit the "\$" sign in your response.)