On December 31, 2010 Brown Company's inventory burned. Sales and purchases for the year had been $1,400,000 and $980,000, respectively. The beginning inventory (Jan. 1, 2010) was $170,000; in the past Brown's gross profit has averaged 40% of selling price.
Compute the estimated cost of inventory burned, and give entries as of December 31, 2010 to close merchandise accounts.
When you undertook the preparation of the financial statements for Green Company at January 31, 2010, the following data were available:
At Cost At Retail
Inventory, February 1, 2009 $70,800 $ 98,500
Markdown cancellations 20,000
Markup cancellations 10,000
Purchases 219,500 294,000
Purchases returns and allowances 4,300 5,500
Sales returns and allowances 10,000
Compute the ending inventory at cost as of January 31, 2010, using the retail method which approximates lower of cost or market. Your solution should be in good form with amounts clearly labeled.
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