# Weighted average cost flow method under perpetual inventory system. The following units of a particular item were available for sale during the calendar year: Jan. 1 Inventory 4,000 units at $20 Apr. 19 Sale 2,500 units June 30 Purchase 6,000 units at$24 Sept 2 Sale 4,500 units Nov. 15 Purchase 1,000 units at $25 The firm uses the weighted average cost method with a perpetual inventory system. Determine the cost of merchandise sold for each sale and the inventory balance after each sale. Present the data in the form illustrated in Exhibit 5. BuyFind ### Accounting 27th Edition WARREN + 5 others Publisher: Cengage Learning, ISBN: 9781337272094 BuyFind ### Accounting 27th Edition WARREN + 5 others Publisher: Cengage Learning, ISBN: 9781337272094 #### Solutions Chapter Section Chapter 7, Problem 7.9EX Textbook Problem ## Weighted average cost flow method under perpetual inventory system.The following units of a particular item were available for sale during the calendar year: Jan. 1 Inventory 4,000 units at$20 Apr. 19 Sale 2,500 units June 30 Purchase 6,000 units at $24 Sept 2 Sale 4,500 units Nov. 15 Purchase 1,000 units at$25 The firm uses the weighted average cost method with a perpetual inventory system. Determine the cost of merchandise sold for each sale and the inventory balance after each sale. Present the data in the form illustrated in Exhibit 5.

Expert Solution
To determine

Perpetual Inventory System:

Perpetual Inventory System refers to the inventory system that maintains the detailed records of every inventory transactions related to purchases, and sales on a continuous basis. It shows the exact on-hand-inventory at any point of time.

Weighted -average cost method:

Under weighted average cost method, the company calculates a new average cost after every purchase is made. It is determined by dividing the cost of goods available for sale by the units on hand.

To determine: cost of merchandise sold for each sale after each sale as on December 31.

### Explanation of Solution

Calculate the cost of merchandise sold and ending inventory. (Weighted average method)

Figure (1)

Working Notes:

Calculate the weighted average unit cost after June 30 purchases

 Weighted average method Quantity Unit cost Total cost of inventory in hand 1,500 units $20 30,000 6,000 units$24 144,000 7,500 units $174,000 WeightedÂ averageÂ unitÂ costÂ =Â TotalÂ costÂ ofÂ inventoryÂ inÂ handTotalÂ quantity=$174,0007,500=\$23

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