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The following figures were taken from the annual accounts of two
electricity supply boards working on uniform costing methods.
Meter reading, billing and collection costs:
Comparative costs for Boards A and B may be collected as follows and
are useful in showing how well (or otherwise) individual services are
performing.
Board A Board B
$000 $000
Salaries and wages of:
Meter readers 150 240
Billing and collection staff 300 480
Transport and travelling 30 40
Collection agency charges – 20
Bad debts 10 10
General charges 100 200
Miscellaneous 10 10
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600 1,000
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Units sold (millions) 2,880 9,600
Number of consumers (thousands) 800 1,600
Sales of electricity (millions) $18 $50
Size of area (square miles) 4,000 4,000
Comparative costs for Boards A and B may be collected as follows and
are useful in showing how well (or otherwise) individual services are
performing.

June 2nd 2018 AN ACCA USER 460 Points
Edited June 2nd 2018 AN ACCA USER

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it is taken from kaplan publishing book F2 pg# 292

please help me solve it ASAP because i do not understand it from the solution given in the text.

June 2nd 2018 AN ACCA USER 460 Points
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