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The owners of City Software are offering the business for sale. The income statements of the business for the three years of its existence are summarized below.


In negotiations with prospective buyers of the business, the owners are calling attention to the rising trends of the gross profit and the gross profit percentage as very favorable elements.
Assume that you are retained by a prospective purchaser of the business to make an investigation of the fairness and reliability of the enterprise’s accounting records and financial statements. You find everything in order except for the following: (1) An arithmetic error in the computation of inventory at the end of 2009 has caused a $20,000 understatement in that inventory, and (2) an error in the computation of inventory at the end of 2011 has caused an overstatement of $80,000 in that inventory. The company uses the periodic inventory system, and these errors have not been brought to light prior to your investigation.
Instructions
a. Prepare a revised three-year partial income statement summary.
b. Comment on the trends of gross profit and gross profit percentage before and after therevision.


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