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Why does the application of the FIFO, average cost, and LIFO cost flow assumptions produce different amounts for the cost of ending inventory and the cost of goods sold?

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Explain the reasons behind the variance in amounts of cost of goods sold and ending inventory under different methods of cost flow assumption.

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Inventory cost flow assumptions: These are the methods used by the companies to compute the cost assigned to inventory from the time inventory is bought to the time inventory is sold. First-in-First out (FIFO), Last-in-First out (LIFO) and average assumptions are such examples...

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