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###### The Green Company processes unprocessed goat milk up to the split-off point where two products, condensed...

The Green Company processes unprocessed goat milk up to the split-off point where two products, condensed goat milk and skim goat milk result. The following information was collected for the month of October:

*Direct Materials processed*: 105,000 gallons (after shrinkage)

*Production*: Condensed goat milk 45,500 gallons

Skim goat milk 59,500 gallons

*Sales*: Condensed goat milk $4.50 per gallon

Skim goat milk $4.00 per gallon

The costs of purchasing the of unprocessed goat milk and processing it up to the split-off point to yield a total of 105,000 gallons of saleable product was $191,480. There were no inventory balances of either product. Condensed goat milk may be processed further to yield 45,000 gallons (the remainder is shrinkage) of a medicinal milk product, Xyla, for an additional processing cost of $5 per usable gallon. Xyla can be sold for $20 per gallon.

Skim goat milk can be processed further to yield 58,200 gallons of skim goat ice cream, for an additional processing cost per usable gallon of $5. The product can be sold for $12 per gallon.

There are no beginning and ending inventory balances.

Using the sales value at split-off method, what is the gross-margin percentage for skim goat milk at the split-off point? (Round intermediary percentages to the nearest hundredth.)

A. | 46.25% | |

B. | 50.00% | |

C. | 56.75% | |

D. | 53.75% |