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    What are some methods of analyzing financial statements? In presenting financial statements, what do you feel is the most important statement and why? Give an example of a decision you have made or observed being made involving financial statement analysis.

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    What are some methods of analyzing financial statements?
    One method of to analyze financial statements is by using financial ratios. This is because financial statements report both a firm's position at a point in time and its operations over some past period (Brigham & Houston, 2007). Financial ratios designed to help one evaluate a financial statement.
    The other method used in analyzing financial statements is the common size income analysis. This method expresses each account in the income statement as a percentage of the value of ...

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    This solution provides detailed explanation of methods of analyzing financial statements. It also identifies the most important financial statement and the reason for why that statement is the most important one. An example of a decision you have made or observed being made involving financial statement analysis is also provided.

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