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Alana Inc. operates a retail operation that purchases and sells home entertainment products. The company purchases all merchandise inventory on credit and uses a periodic inventory system. The Accounts Payable account is used for recording inventory purchases only; all other current liabilities are accrued in separate accounts. You are provided with the following selected information for the fiscal years 2011 through 2014, inclusive.


Instructions
(a) Calculate the missing amounts.
(b) Sales declined over the 3-year fiscal period, 2012–2014. Does that mean that profit-ability necessarily also declined? Explain, computing the gross profit rate and the profit margin for each fiscal year to help support your answer. (Round to one decimalplace.)


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