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Harold Averkamp, CPA, MBA

equivalent units of production definition

A term used in cost accounting to arrive at the cost per unit. The term is associated with the units that are not completed at the end of an accounting period. For example, if 500 units are completed as far as materials, but are only 40% completed as far as direct labor and manufacturing overhead, the equivalent units are 500 for materials and 200 (40% of 500) for direct labor and manufacturing overhead.

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