Accounting (Text Only)

26th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615



Accounting (Text Only)

26th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615
Textbook Problem


Cost of merchandise sold

Based on the following data, determine the cost of merchandise sold for July:

Merchandise inventory, July 1 $ 190,850
Merchandise inventory, July 31 160,450
Purchases 1,126,000
Purchases returns and allowances 46,000
Purchases discounts 23,000
Freight in 17,500

To determine

Cost of Goods Sold

Cost of goods sold indicates the costs involved for the inventory sold by the business in a specific period of time. Its mathematical representation is as below:

Cost of Goods Sold=Beginning Inventory+PurchasesEnding Inventory

To Calculate: The cost of goods sold.


Following table shows the calculation of cost of goods sold.

Calculation of Cost of Merchandise Sold
For The Month Ended July
Particulars Amount($) Amount($)
Merchandise inventory, July 1   190,850
Cost of merchandise purchased:    
   Purchases 1,126,000  
   Less: Purchase returns and allowances (46...

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