British Columbia Lumber has a Raw Lumber Division, Cost Accounting

British Columbia Lumber has a Raw Lumber Division and a Finished Lumber Division. The  variable costs are:

1.Raw Lumber Division: Rs. 100 per 100 board-feet of raw lumber

2.Finished Lumber Division: Rs. 125 per 100 board-feet of finished lumber. 
Suppose  that there is no board-feet loss in processing raw lumber  into finished lumber. Raw  Lumber can be at Rs. 200 per 100 board-feet. Finished lumber can be sold at Rs.275 per 100 board-feet.

Required:
1.  Should British Columbia Lumber process raw lumber into its finished form? Show your computations.

2.  Suppose   that  internal  transfers  are  made  at  110%  of  variable  costs. Will  every division  maximize  its  division  operating  income  contribution  by  adopting  the action that is in the best interest of British Columbia Lumber? Explain.

3.  Suppose  that  internal  transfers  are  made  at  market  prices.  Will  every  division maximize its division operating income contribution by adopting the action that is in the best interest of British Columbia Lumber? Describe.  

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