On July 8, Divo Company sold office supplies for $13,000. Determine the amount and character of Divo’s gain or loss on sale under each of the following assumptions:
a. Divo is a retail store that sells office supplies to customers. Under the LIFO method of accounting, Divo’s cost basis in the supplies was $11,900.
b. Divo is a law firm. Divo sold the supplies because it was overstocked and needed the storage space for a different purpose. Under its method of accounting, Divo expenses the cost of office supplies when purchased.
c. Divo is an accounting firm. Divo sold the supplies because it is liquidating its business. Divo’s capitalized cost of the supplies was $14,250.

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