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# [The following information applies to the questions displayed below.] Melissa recently paid \$675 for round-trip airfare...

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Melissa recently paid \$675 for round-trip airfare to San Francisco to attend a business conference for three days. Melissa also paid the following expenses: \$380 fee to register for the conference, \$405 per night for three nights' lodging, \$165 for meals, and \$370 for cab fare. (Leave no answers blank. Enter zero if applicable. Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your final answer to the nearest whole dollar amount.)

c. Suppose that Melissa made the trip to San Francisco primarily to visit the national parks and only attended the business conference as an incidental benefit of being present on the coast at that time. What amount of the airfare can Melissa deduct as a business expense?

d. Suppose that Melissa’s permanent residence and business were located in San Francisco. She attended the conference in San Francisco and paid \$380 for the registration fee. She drove 182 miles over the course of three days and paid \$183 for parking at the conference hotel. In addition, she spent \$430 for breakfast and dinner over the three days of the conference. She bought breakfast on the way to the conference hotel and she bought dinner on her way home each night from the conference. What amount of these costs can Melissa deduct as business expenses? (Use standard mileage rate.)

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