Binita contributed property with a basis of $40,000 and a value of $50,000 to the BE Partnership in exchange for a 20% interest in partnership capital and profits. During the first year of partnership operations, BE had net taxable income of $30,000 and tax-exempt interest income of $10,000. The partnership distributed $10,000 cash to Binita. Her adjusted basis (outside basis) for her partnership interest at year-end is:

A. $36,000.
B. $38,000.
C. $60,000.
D. $70,000.
E. $80,000.


B. $38,000.