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Objective: How to do what-if analysis with graphs.
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a. Read the article “Tweaking the Numbers,” by Theo Callahan in the June 2001 issue of the Journal of Accountancy (available at www.aicpa.org). Follow the instructions in the article to create a spreadsheet with graphs that do what-if analysis.
b. Now create a spreadsheet to do graphical what-if analysis for the “cash gap.” Cash gap represents the number of days between when a company has to pay its suppliers and when it gets paid by its customers. Thus,
Cash gap = Inventory days on hand + Receivables collection period – Accounts payable period
The purpose of your spreadsheet is to display visually what happens to cash gap when you “tweak” policies concerning inventory, receivables, and payables. Thus, you will create a spreadsheet that looks like Figure 16-16.
c. Set the three spin buttons to have the followingvalues:


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