Acc290 Financial Accounting: BE6-5 and BE6-6 In its first month of operation, Maze Company

Acc290 Financial Accounting

BE6-5
In its first month of operation, Maze 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.
Compute the amount of phantom profit that would result if the company used FIFO rather than LIFO.

BE6-6
Explain why this amount is referred to as phantom profit. The company uses the periodic method.
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