The following facts have been extracted from the standard cost card for product X: Rs./unit Variable overhead 4 machine hours @ Rs.8.00/hour 32.00 2 labour hours @ Rs. 4.00/ hour 8.00 Fixed overhead 20.00 During October 20X7, 5,450 units of the product were made compared with a budgeted production target of 5,500 units. The actual overhead costs incurred were: Rs.
Machine-related variable overhead 176,000 Labour-related variable overhead 42,000 Fixed overhead 109,000 The original number of machine hours was 22,000 and the real number of labour hours was 10,800. Requirements: (a) Measure the overhead cost variances in as much detail as possible from the data given(b) Describe the meaning of, and discuss the variable overhead variances that you have calculated. .