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    Wilde Home & Garden is organized into three departments. The following sales and cost data are available for the prior year:
    Dept A Dept B Dept C Total
    Sales $270,000 $855,000 $910,000 $2,035,000
    Less: VC 110,000 520,000 710,000 1,340,000
    CM 160,000 335,000 200,000 695,000
    Less: FC 70,000 90,000 95,000 255,000
    Profit 90,000 245,000 105,000 440,000
    a. Calculate profit as a percent of sales in the prior year
    b. Suppose sales in the current year increased by 15 percent.Calculate profit as a percent of sales for the new level of sales and explain why the percent is greater than the one calculated in part a.

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    a. Profit as a percentage of sales = Profit/Sales
    Profit as a percentage of sales is
    Dept A = 90,000/270,000 = 33.3%
    Dept B = 245,000/855,000 = 28.7%
    Dept C = 105,000/910,000 = 11.5%
    Total = ...

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