CIE Accounting Paper-1: Specimen Questions 178 - 180 of 214

Question number: 178

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Explain what is meant by “Petty Cash Book”?

Explanation

The word Petty means ‘small’. The small recurring payments are maintained in the Petty cash book. Small recurring payments like carriage, postage and telegram, printing and stationery are recorded and maintained by the petty cashier. Petty cashier is a person other than main cashier.

Question number: 179

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From the following table tick the correct heading under which the item is income or expense:

The item of income or expense

table of item of income or expense

Income

Expense

Outstanding expenses

Rates and insurance Premium

Bank interest

Explanation

shows The item of income or expense

table of item of income or expense

Income

Expense

Outstanding expenses

Rates and insurance Premium

Bank interest

An income and expenditure account is similar in form of the Profit and Loss account of a business account. The revenue incomes for the period are shown on the credit side of the income and expenditure account. Hence, outstanding expenses and rates and insurance premium are expenses in nature and bank interest is income of the particular period.

Question number: 180

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Complete the following statement: Gross Profit is defined as

Explanation

Grossprofit=NetsalesCostofgoodssold

Solution: Gross Profit is calculated on the basis of net sales and cost of goods sold. The net sales are calculated by finding the difference between the sales and return inwards. The cost of goods sold includes opening stock, net purchases and direct expenses and excludes from closing stock

Formula for finding gross profit of the year

Formula for finding gross profit of the year

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