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Important information about Dropping or Retaining a Segment

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Boyle's Home Center, a retailing company, has two departments, Bath and Kitchen. The company's most recent monthly contribution format income statement follows:

Total Bath Kitchen
Sales $ 5,000,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 4,000,000
Variable expenses 1,900,000 300,000 1,600,000
Contribution margin 3,100,000 700,000 2,400,000
Fixed expenses 2,700,000 900,000 1,800,000
Net operating income (loss) $ 400,000 $ (200,000 ) $ 600,000
A study indicates that $370,000 of the fixed expenses being charged to the Bath Department are sunk costs or allocated costs that will continue even if the Bath Department is dropped. In addition, the elimination of the Bath Department would result in a 10% decrease in the sales of the Kitchen Department.

If the Bath Department is dropped, what will be the effect on the net operating income of the company as a whole? (Input the amount as positive value. Omit the "$" sign in your response.)

in overall net operating income

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The solution explains how to determine the impact on net operating income of dropping a segment