Accounting Multiple Choice Question – 28 January 2019

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If the total of a business’s sales for the month of May is £400,000 and its gross profit is equal to 25% of its Cost of Sales, then its Cost of Sales for May was ………… ?

Select ONE answer:

  1. £80,000
  2. £100,000
  3. £300,000
  4. £320,000

Show your workings to arrive at your answer, and explain and justify your reasons:

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This multiple choice question is suitable for Accounting KS5 classes.

The answer is 4
Sales – Cost of Sales = Gross Profit
Sales- Cost of Sales = 25% of the Cost of Sales
£400,000 – Cost of Sales = 25% of the Cost of Sales
£400,000 = Cost of Sales + 25% of the Cost of Sales
£400,000 = 125% of the Cost of Sales = Cost of Sales * 1.25
Cost of Sales = £400,000 / 1.25 = £320,000

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