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                Kimbeth Manufacturing makes Dust Density Sensors (DDS), a safety device for the mining industry. The company uses a process costing system and has only a single processing department. The following information pertains to operations for the month of May:

                                                                                                Units

  Beginning work in process inventory.........         17,400 

  Started into production during May...........        114,000 

  Completed during May............................          106,000 

  Ending work in process inventory.............          25,400 

The beginning work in process inventory was 75% complete with respect to materials and 10% complete with respect to conversion costs. The ending work in process inventory was 80% complete with respect to materials and 25% complete with respect to conversion costs. The costs were as follows:

                                                                                Materials             Conversion

  Beginning work in process inventory....               $54,700                 $35,700 

  Costs incurred during May.................. $469,400              $575,440 

Using the FIFO method, the cost per equivalent unit of materials for May is closest to:

a)            $4.34

b)            $4.31

c)            $4.14

d)            $3.72

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