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    I have an Accounting II problem that is asking me to estimate the cost of the merchandise inventory of San Lucas Company on December 31 by the gross profit method. The data shows only the cost column and I need to figure out the retail column. However, I do not know how to figure out the retail side. One I get the first couple of figures for the retail side, I know how to finish.

    Under Cost:

    Mechandise inventory, November 1 225,000
    Transactions During Nov and Dec:
    Purchases (Net) 1,685,000
    Sales 2,815,000
    Sales returns and allowances 85,000
    Estimated Gross Profit Rate 40%

    So my question is how do I figure out the merchanidse inventory and net purchases for the retail side?

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    Gross Sales are typically = Sales - Sales returns and allowances = 2,815,000-85,000 = ...

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    Gross profit method is provided for Lucas Company.

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