A company just starting business purchased three merchandise inventory items at the following prices: first purchase $920; second purchase $880; third purchase $830. If two items were sold during the period and the company used the LIFO costing method, the gross profit for the period would be how much greater or less than if the FIFO costing method had been used?
a. Gross profit would be $90 greater.
b. Gross profit would be $90 less.
c. Gross profit would be the same.
d. Gross profit would be $40 greater.
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