Patterson Company operates three segments Income statements for the segments
Patterson Company operates three segments. Income statements for the segments imply that profitability could be improved if Segment A were eliminated.


Required
a. Explain the effect on profitability if Segment A is eliminated.
b. Prepare comparative income statements for the company as a whole under two alternatives:
(1) The retention of Segment A
(2) The elimination of SegmentA.
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