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The firm has forecasted sales of $7,100,000 and a tax rate of 40% for 2018. Cost of goods sold and S,G&A expense in 2018 are expected to be the average of their two-year proportion of sales. On the balance sheet, accounts receivable, inventory, accounts payable, and accrued expenses are expected to be at the two-year average of the proportion of these items in relation to sales. The firm has planned an investment of $500,000 in fixed assets in 2018, with an estimated life of 10 years and no salvage value. These fixed assets will be depreciated using the straight line depreciation method. All other financial statement items are expected to remain constant in 2018. Assume the firm pays 4% interest on short-term debt and 7% on long term debt. Assume that the dividends in 2018 will be the same as those paid in 2017.