This is not difficult math when you understand the current ratio = CA/CL. Right now the current ratio is CA=1,500,000/CL=500,000,1,500,000/500,000=3.0. The goal is to add an amount to current liability to increase a current asset and keep the current ratio = 2.0 You have to solve for x, which is the increase in the amount of the short term debt. a current liability, that will be used to increase inventory, a current asset, to equal 2.0.

Plugging the values into the formula to solve for x is: 1,500,000+x/500,000+x = 2.0

1,500,000+x=2(500,000+x)

1,500,000+x=1,000,000+2x

500,000=2x-x

500,000=x

Plug the value of x into the equation to prove the current ratio will be 2.0 when you add 500,000 in inventory and 500,000 in short term debt.

1,500,000+500,000/500,000+500,000 = 2

2,000,000/1,000,000=2

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