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    A company offers a cash rebate of $1 on each $4 package of light bulbs sold during 2010. Historically, 10% of customers mail in the rebate form. During 2010, 4,000,000 packages of light bulbs were sold, and $140,000 in $1 rebates are mailed to customers. What is the rebate expense and liability, respectively, on the 2010 financial statements dated December 31?

    a) $400,000; $400,000
    b) $400,000; $260,000
    c) $260,000; $260,000
    d) $140,000; $260,000

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