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Sales last year for a department were $98,600. This year planned sales are forecast to decrease by 1.5%. What are planned sales for this year? Please include your calculation procedure. 



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Step 1

Compute forecasted decrease in sales as shown below:

Decrease in sales Last year sales x Decrease in percentage of sales
=$98,600x1.5%
=S1,479
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Decrease in sales Last year sales x Decrease in percentage of sales =$98,600x1.5% =S1,479

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Step 2

Compute planned sales for this year a...

Planned sales Last year sales Decrease in sales
=S98,600-S1,479
=S97,121
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Planned sales Last year sales Decrease in sales =S98,600-S1,479 =S97,121

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