Intermediate Accounting: BE6-6 In its first month of operation, Gulletson Company purchased
Intermediate Accounting BE6-6 In its first month of operation, Gulletson Company purchased 100 units of inventory for $6, then 200 units for $7, and finally 150 units for $8. At the end of the month, 180 units remained. The company uses the periodic method.
a. Compute the amount of phantom profit that would result if the company used FIFO rather than LIFO. b. Explain why this is amount referred to as phantom profit.