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Make or Buy Allen Corporation currently makes the nylon convertible top for its main product, a fiberglass boat designed especially for water skiing. The costs of producing the 1,500 tops needed each year follow: Nylon fabric Aluminum tubing Frame fittings Direct labor Variable manufacturing overhead Fixed manufacturing overhead $280,000 96,000 24,000 162,000 30,000 152,000 Dustin Company, a specialty fabricator of synthetic materials, can make the needed tops of comparable quality for $415 each, F.O.B. shipping point. Allen would furnish its own trademark insignia at a unit cost of $16. Transportation in would be $28 per unit, paid by Allen Corporation Allens chief accountant has prepared a cost analysis that shows that only 20% of fixed overhead could be avoided if the tops are purchased. The tops have been made in a remote section of Allens factory building, using equipment for which no alternate use is apparent in the foreseeable future a. Prepare a differential analysis showing whether or not you would recommend that the convertible tops be purchased from Dustin Company If appropriate, use a negative sign with your answer to represent a net disadvantage answer. Do not use negative signs with any other answers. Make or Buy Differential Analysis Cost to purchase tops: Costs avoided by purchasing tops Direct materials Direct labor Variable manufacturing overhead Fixed manufacturing overhead Net advantage (disadvantage) to purchase alternative b. Assuming that the production capacity released by purchasing the tops could be devoted to a subcontracting job for another company that netted a contribution margin of $43,600, what maximum purchase price could Allen Corporation pay for the tops? Round answer to two decimal places, if applicable

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