Q1) Bromley Corporation processes tomatoes in batches. Company buys batch of tomatoes for $12 from farmers and then crushes tomatoes in company's plant at cost of $8. One product, tomato juice, emerges from crushing process. This tomato juice from one batch fills 10 cans and may be sold as is for $3.60 per can or processed further for $46 to make 10 bottles of tomato catsup which is sold for $7.10 per bottle. Cost of can is $1 more than cost of a bottle container. Should Bromley sell tomato juice or tomato catsup? Give suitable quantitative analysis to support your recommendation.
Would your answer vary if cost of containers were the same? Describe.