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# (Times-Interest-Earned Ratio)The Morris Corporation has $250,000 of debt outstanding, and it pays an

**(Times-Interest-Earned Ratio)**

The Morris Corporation has $250,000 of debt outstanding, and it pays an

interest rate of 8% annually. Morris's annual sales are $1.25 million, its average tax rate is 30%, and its net profit margin on sales is 6%. If the company does not maintain a TIE ratio of at least 6 to 1, its bank will refuse to renew the loan and bankruptcy will result. What is Morris's TIE ratio? Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to two decimal places.