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• ramonacraciun
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Silver Co made sales of 193,200 during the year ended 31 August. Inventory decreased by 13,200 over the year and all sales were made at a mark up of 42%.
What was the cost of purchases during the year , to the nearest 1,000.
A-149,000
B-136,000
C-123,000
D-109,000

Can somebody pls help me with this question. Thanks.

Vipin
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mark up=42%
cost of sale=193200/1.42=136056

opening inv +purchase cost=closing inv+sales cost
purchase cost=closing inv -opening inv+sales cost
=-13200+136056=122,856

now approx to nearest 1000,
122856 would come to 123,000. ans

riha
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hi, i view your answer 123,000 why not 149,000?
mine 13,200 + 136,056 = 149,256

tks

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