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ISBN: 9781337902663
Chapter 6, Problem 23E
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Retail method

On the basis of the following data, estimate the cost of the inventory at June 30 by the retail method:

Chapter 6, Problem 23E, Retail method On the basis of the following data, estimate the cost of the inventory at June 30 by

To determine

Compute the estimated cost of merchandise inventory at June 30.

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Retail method

This method of estimating cost of inventory requires cost and retail prices to be maintained for goods available for sale. The ending inventory cost is estimated by converting ending inventory at retail using ratio of cost to retail price.

Firstly, the total merchandise available for sale at cost and retail prices is determined. Then ratio of cost to retail ratio is determined by dividing merchandise available for sale at cost by merchandise available for sale at retail. The ending inventory cost is estimated by multiplying ending inventory at retail by the cost to retail ratio.

Working note 1: Compute the merchandise inventory at retail price is calculated as follows:

 Cost ($)Retail ($)
Merchandise inventory, June 1165,000275,000
Purchases in the month of June (net)2,361,5003,800,000
 2,526,5004,075,000

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