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Maddox Resources has credit sales of \$182,000 yearly with credit terms of net 30 days, which is also the average collection period

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Maddox Resources has credit sales of \$182,000 yearly with credit terms of net 30 days, which is also the average collection period. Maddox does not offer a discount for early payment, so its customers take the full 30 days to pay. (Use 365 days in a year.)

a-1. What is the average receivables balance? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round the final answer to nearest whole dollar.)

Accounts receivable balance         \$ 14959

14959 Correct

a-2. What is the receivables turnover? (Round the final answer to 2 decimal places.)

Receivables turnover          12.17

12.17 Correct

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b. If Maddox offered a 2 percent discount for payment in 10 days and every customer took advantage of the new terms, what would the new average receivables balance be? Use the full sales of \$182,000 for your calculation of receivables. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round the final answer to nearest whole dollar.)

New receivable balance         \$ 4986

4986 Correct

c-1. If Maddox reduces its bank loans, which cost 15 percent, by the cash generated from reduced receivables, what will be the net gain or loss to the firm? Use the full sales of \$182,000 for your calculation of receivables. (Negative answers should be indicated by a minus sign. Do not round intermediate calculations. Round the final answer to nearest whole dollar. Omit \$ sign in your response.)

Net Change         \$ -2144

-2144 Correct

c-2. Should Maddox Resources offer the discount?

• Yes
• No

d-1. Assume the new trade terms of 2/10, net 30 will increase sales by 25 percent because the discount makes Maddox price competitive. If Maddox earns 16 percent on sales before discounts, what will be the Net change in income? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round the final answer to nearest whole dollar.)

Net change in income         \$

d-2. Should Maddox Resources offer the discount?

• Yes
• No