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Niklos Boot Co. sells men’s, women’s, and children’s boots. For each type of boot sold, it operates a separate department that has its own manager. The manager of the men’s department has a sales staff of nine employees, the manager of the women’s department has six employees, and the manager of the children’s department has three employees. All departments are housed in a single store. In recent years, the children’s department has operated at a net loss and is expected to continue to do so. Last year’s income statements follow.


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a. Determine whether to eliminate the children’s department.
b. Confirm the conclusion you reached in Requirement a by preparing income statements for the company as a whole with and without the children’s department.
c. Eliminating the children’s department would increase space available to display men’s and women’s boots. Suppose management estimates that a wider selection of adult boots would increase the store’s net earnings by $20,000. Would this information affect the decision that you made in Requirement a? Explain youranswer.


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