New England Co. predicts that it will use 360,000 gallons of material during the year. The material is expected to cost $5 per gallon. It anticipates that it will cost $72 to place each order. The annual carrying cost is $4 per gallon.
a. Determine the most economical order quantity by using the EOQ formula.
b. Determine the total cost of ordering and carrying at the EOQ point.