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Textbook Problem

Bhushan Company has been using LIFO for inventory purposes because it would prefer to keep gross profits low for tax purposes. In its second year of operation (20-2), the controller pointed out that this strategy did not appear to work and suggested that FIFO cost of goods sold would have been higher than LIFO cost of goods sold for 20-2. Is this possible?

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REQUIRED

Using the information provided, compute the cost of goods sold for 20-1 and 20-2 comparing the LIFO and FIFO methods.

To determine

Compute the cost of goods sold for 20-1 and 20-2 by comparing the LIFO and FIFO methods.

Explanation

First-in-First-Out (FIFO): In First-in-First-Out method, the first purchased items are sold first. The value of the ending inventory consists of the recently purchased items.

Last-in-First-Out (LIFO): In Last-in-First-Out method, the last purchased items are sold first. The value of the closing stock consists of the initially purchased items...

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