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Asked Feb 26, 2020
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The projected benefit obligation was $80 million at the beginning of the year. Service cost for the year was
$10 million. At the end of the year, pension benefits paid by the trustee were $6 million and there were no pension-
related other comprehensive income accounts requiring amortization. The actuary’s discount rate was 5%.
The actual return on plan assets was $5 million although it was expected to be only $4 million. What was the
pension expense for the year?

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