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    Which method do you prefer in determining net cash flow from operating activities, the direct method or the indirect method? Explain.

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    Both methods have their advantages -
    Indirect method - This provides a reconciliation of the net income and the operating cash flows and so shows how the net income under the accrual method is related to cash flows from operating activities

    Direct method - This method lists the cash inflows and outflows related to ...

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