Accounting Multiple Choice Question – 30 July 2022

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A company’s gross profit ratio for the year ended 31 December 2020 was 25%.

This increases to 30% for the year ended 31 December 2021.

What could have been responsible for the increase?

Select ONE answer:

  1. an increase in the cost of purchases during 2021
  2. an increase in the volume of sales during 2021
  3. an over-valuation of stock at 31 December 2021
  4. an under-valuation of stock at 31 December 2021

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 3

  1. Not correct
  2. Not correct
  3. Correct ==> Higher Value Of Stock means Lower COS, therefore higher GM
  4. Not correct

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