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The statement of income and expenses reports the company's income and expenses for the time period: it is also called a profit-and-loss statement.

Correct answer: (c) profit

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The first item on the statement is the total amount of sales of products or services; this is often referred to as gross sales.

Correct answer: (a) gross

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The main deduction from this revenue is called cost of sales, the amount of money the company spent to produce the same goods or services.

Correct answer: (a) cost

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The next deduction is operating expenses — for example, administrative salaries and research costs, which do not vary directly with production.

Correct answer: (b) operating

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Depreciation expenses the wear and tear on assets like machinery, equipment and furnishings.

Correct answer: (d) tear

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The depreciation charge for using these assets during the accounting period is a function of their original cost.

Correct answer: (d) function

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Interest income is the money that the company earns by keeping its cash in savings accounts, term deposits, etc.

Correct answer: (c) Interest

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Finally, income tax is deducted.

Correct answer: (c) income

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The final entry is the bottom line, which represents net earnings of the company during the accounting period.

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Additionally, EPS indicates how much shareholders would receive if the company distributed all of its net earnings as dividends.

Correct answer: (a) EPS

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