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Retail Inventory Method Fuque Inc. uses the retail inventory method to estimate ending inventory for its monthly financial statements. The following data pertain to a single department for the month of October 2011.

(a) Using the conventional retail method, prepare a schedule computing estimated lower of-cost-or-market inventory for October 31, 2011.

(b) A department store using the conventional retail inventory method estimates the cost of its ending inventory as $60,000. An accurate physical count reveals only $47,000 of inventory at lower-of-cost-or-market. List the factors that may have caused the difference between the computed inventory and the physicalcount.

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