# Cost Behavior & Estimation(Quick Test #1)

Author:
Harold Averkamp, CPA, MBA

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1. 1. Prior to using a cost estimation technique, it is prudent to first prepare a __________ of the activity and its related cost.

2. 2. A cost or the volume of the related activity that is not consistent with the other observations plotted on a scattergraph is referred to as an __________.

3. 3. The total dollar amount of a fixed cost is assumed to remain unchanged within a relevant __________ of activity or volume.

4. 4. A statistical method for determining the formula of the best fitting line between costs and volume or activities is __________ analysis.

5. 5. A cost that is part fixed and part variable is referred to as a semivariable or __________ cost.

6. 6. When there is an increase in volume within a reasonable range, the variable cost per unit is assumed to __________.

7. 7. As volume increases within a reasonable range, the fixed costs per unit will __________.

8. 8. Within a relevant range of activity, fixed costs do not change __________.

9. 9. In relationship to the machine hours used to apply manufacturing overhead to products, which of the following is likely to be a fixed manufacturing cost?

10. 10. When graphing the cost of electricity at various levels of machine hours, the dollars of total electricity costs are indicated on the __________.

11. 11. In the cost equation, y = a + bx, the variable cost per unit of activity is represented by __________.

12. 12. The cost equation, y = a + bx, implies that a __________ relationship exists.

13. 13. In the cost equation, y = a + bx, “y” is the __________.

14. 14. In the cost equation, y = a + bx, “x” is the __________.

15. 15. In the cost equation y = a + bx, “a” is the __________.

16. 16. When graphing a cost that is linear, the amount of the fixed cost is the point that intercepts the __________.

17. 17. The slope of the total cost line reflects the __________ cost rate per unit.

18. Use the following information for answering Questions 18 - 20:
The amounts of a company's monthly electric bills and the number of hours that the production machines were operating between the meter reading dates shown on the electric bills were as follows:

19. 18. Using the high-low method, the variable cost of electricity per machine hour is \$__________.

20. 19. Using the high-low method, the amount of fixed cost per month is \$__________.

21. 20. When the number of machine hours are 2,730 the estimated amount of the electricity cost is \$__________.

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