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Data for Grace Company relative to the 12/31/09 inventory record

Units in Original Cost Total Original Current Unit
Item Inventory Per Unit Cost Replacement Cost

A 2,000 $0.89 $1,780 $0.88
B 2,000 $1.30 $2,600 $1.15
C 2,000 $1.50 $3,000 $0.85
D 2,000 $1.55 $3,100 $1.65
E 2,000 $1.80 $3,600 $1.50
________ __________
Total 10,000 $14,080

Complete the 5 Columns below

Unit Unit Unit Unit Appropriate
Upper Lower Inventory Inventory
Limit Limit Designated Value (Valuation)
Item (Ceiling) (Floor) Market LCM (Total $)
____ ________ _______ __________ ________ _________
E _____________

Total ______________

Additional Information
Selling price is $2.00/unit for all items. Cost-to complete/Disposal cost amount to 20% of selling price and the normal profit is 35% of selling price for every item sold.

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Given facts concerning several inventory items, this solution illustrates how to value each, and then the entire inventory, at lower of cost or market.

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