1. Assume that Apple produces a batch of 1,000 iPods. Does it account for this as 1,000 individual jobs or as a job lot? Explain (consider costs and benefits).
2. Why must a company prepare a predetermined overhead rate when using job order cost accounting? 3. How would a hospital apply job order costing? Explain.
4. Harley-Davidson manufactures 30 custom-made, luxury-model motor cycles. Does it account for these motorcycles as 30 individual jobs or as a job lot? Explain.