Mary Potts arrived at her stored on the morning of January 29, she found empty shelves and display racks; thieves had broken in during the night and stolen the entire inventory. Accounting record showed that Potts had inventory costing $50,000 on January 1. From January 1 to January 29, Potts had made net sales of $70,000 and net purchase of $80,000. The gross profit during the past several years had consistently averaged 42 percent of net sales. Potts plan to file an insurance claim for the theft loss. a. Using gross profit method, estimate the cost of inventory at the time of the theft b. Does Potts use the periodic inventory method or does she account for inventory using the perpetual method? Please could defend your answer.

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Mary Potts arrived at her stored on the morning of January 29, she found empty shelves and display racks; thieves had broken in during the night and stolen the entire inventory. Accounting record showed that Potts had inventory costing $50,000 on January 1. From January 1 to January 29, Potts had made net sales of $70,000 and net purchase of $80,000. The gross profit during the past several years had consistently averaged 42 percent of net sales. Potts plan to file an insurance claim for the theft loss.

a. Using gross profit method, estimate the cost of inventory at the time of the theft

b. Does Potts use the periodic inventory method or does she account for inventory using the perpetual method? Please could defend your answer.

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