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The following information is available for Small Corporation's first year of operations:

Payment for merchandise purchases $250,000
Ending merchandise inventory 110,000
Accounts payable (balance at end of year) 60,000
Collections from customers 225,000

The balance in accounts payable relates only to merchandise pur-
chases. All merchandise items were marked to sell at 40% above
cost. What should be the ending balance in accounts receivable,
assuming all accounts are deemed collectible?

Solution: (hint)

Purchases - $250,000
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less inv -
CGS -
Sales markup -

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* DEF reports Short-term Payables of $65,000 and UVW reports Short-term Payables of $10,000 as of the end of the year. What is the amount of Short-term Payables to be reported on the consolidated balance sheet for DEF Company and Subsidiary as of the end of the year?
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* DEF reports Retained Earnings of $130,000 as of the end of the year, and UVW reports $90,000. What is the amount of Retained Earnings to be reported on the consolidated balance sheet for DEF Company and Subsidiary as of the end of the year?
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e. None of the Above

* DEF reports Common Stock of $700,000 on its balance sheet as of the end of the year, and UVW reports Common Stock of $300,000. What is the amount of Common Stock to be reported on the consolidated balance sheet for DEF Company and Subsidiary as of the end of the year?
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