Whitefish Point Binoculars, Inc. manufacturers good but inexpensive binoculars to sell to tourists who come to Whitefish Point in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for the annual return of the raptures (i.e., eagles, hawks, vultures, and falcons) the last weekend of April each year. Management is now preparing detailed budgets for the third quarter, July through September, and has assembled the following information about sales (in units) through November. The selling price of each pair of binoculars is $50 per pair. July 6,000 August 7,000 September 5,400 October 4,000 November 3,000 All sales are on account (not cash) and, based on past experience, sales are expected to be collected in the following pattern: 40% in the month of sale, 50% in the month following the sale and 10% uncollectible. The beginning accounts receivable balance (excluding uncollectible amounts) on July 1 will be $130,000. Other information about production: Whitefish maintains finished goods inventories equal to 10% of the following month’s sales. The inventory of finished goods on July 1 will be 600 pairs of binoculars. Each pair of binoculars requires 2 pounds of direct materials (a composite/plastic material). To prevent shortages, the company would like the inventory of direct materials on hand at the end of each month to be equal to 20% of the following month’s production needs. The inventory of direct materials on hand on July 1 will be 2,440. The direct materials cost $2.50 per pound of direct materials. The company pays for 60% of its purchases in the month of purchase, the remainder is paid for in the following month. 1. What are the expected sales in dollars for the third quarter (i.e., July-September)? 2. What are the expected cash collections from sales for the third quarter? 3. What is the production budget in units for the month of September? Hint: It will be helpful to prepare the production budget for the quarter at this stage to facilitate answering Question #4. 4. What is the direct materials budget for the third quarter? 5. What if direct material prices go up to $3.00 per pound and management would like to have 30% of the following month’s direct materials needs on hand at the end of the month? What is the direct materials budget for the third quarter under these conditions?