Managerial Accounting: PR3-3A White Star Flour Company manufactures flour

Managerial Accounting
PR 3-3A Equivalent units and related costs; cost of production report; entries
White Star Flour Company manufactures flour by a series of three processes, beginning with wheat grain being introduced in the Milling Department. From the Milling Department, the materials pass through the Sifting and Packaging departments, emerging as packaged refined flour.
The balance in the account Work in Process—Sifting Department was as follows on May 1, 2012:
Work in Process—Sifting Department (800 units, ⅗ completed):
Direct materials (800 × $2.25) 1,800.00
Conversion (800 x 3/5 x $0.65) 312.00
Total 2,112.00
The following costs were charged to Work in Process—Sifting Department during May:

Direct materials transferred from Milling Department: 
14,200 units at $2.35 a unit 33,370.00
Direct labor 6,100.00
Factory overhead 3,924.00
During May, 14,000 units of flour were completed. Work in Process—Sifting Department on May 31 was 1,000 units, ⅘ completed.

Instructions
1. Prepare a cost of production report for the Sifting Department for May.
2. Journalize the entries for costs transferred from Milling to Sifting and the costs transferred from Sifting to Packaging.
3. Determine the increase or decrease in the cost per equivalent unit from April to May for direct materials and conversion costs.
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