Kristen Montana operates a retail clothing operation. She purchases all merchandise inventory on credit and

Kristen Montana operates a retail clothing operation. She purchases all merchandise inventory on credit and uses a periodic inventory system. The accounts payable account is used for recording inventory purchases only; all other current liabilities are accrued in separate accounts. You are provided with the following selected information for the fiscal years 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008.

2005200620072008
Inventory (ending)\$13,000\$11,300\$14,700\$12,200
Accounts payable (ending)20,000
Sales 225,700227,600219,500
Purchase of merchandise
inventory on account 146,000145,000129,000
Cash payments to suppliers 135,000161,000127,000

Calculate cost of goods sold for each of the 2006, 2007, and 2008 fiscal years.

200620072008
\$\$\$
Plus:
Cost of goods available
Less:
Cost of goods sold\$\$\$

Calculate the gross profit for each of the 2006, 2007, and 2008 fiscal years.

200620072008
\$\$\$
Less:
Gross profit\$\$\$

Calculate the ending balance of accounts payable for each of the 2006, 2007, and 2008 fiscal years.

200620072008
\$\$\$
Plus:
Less:
Ending accounts payable\$\$\$

Sales declined in fiscal 2008. Does that mean that profitability, as measured by the gross profit rate, necessarily also declined? Calculate the gross profit rate for each fiscal year. (Round answers to 1 decimal place, e.g. 10.5.)

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