Velocity, a consulting firm, enters into a contract to help Burger Boy, a fast-food restaurant, design a marketingstrategy to compete with Burger King. The contract spans eight months. Burger Boy promises to pay $60,000at the beginning of each month. At the end of the contract, Velocity either will give Burger Boy a refund of$20,000 or will be entitled to an additional $20,000 bonus, depending on whether sales at Burger Boy at yearend have increased to a target level. At the inception of the contract, Velocity estimates an 80% chance that itwill earn the $20,000 bonus and calculates the contract price based on the expected value of future paymentsto be received. After four months, circumstances change, and Velocity revises to 60% its estimate of the probability that it will earn the bonus. At the end of the contract, Velocity receives the additional consideration of$20,000.Required:1. Prepare the journal entry to record revenue each month for the first four months of the contract.2. Prepare the journal entry that the Velocity Company would record after four months to recognize the changein estimate associated with the reduced likelihood that the $20,000 bonus will be received.3. Prepare the journal entry to record the revenue each month for the second four months of the contract.4. Prepare the journal entry after eight months to record receipt of the $20,000 cash bonus.

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Velocity, a consulting firm, enters into a contract to help Burger Boy, a fast-food restaurant, design a marketing
strategy to compete with Burger King. The contract spans eight months. Burger Boy promises to pay $60,000
at the beginning of each month. At the end of the contract, Velocity either will give Burger Boy a refund of
$20,000 or will be entitled to an additional $20,000 bonus, depending on whether sales at Burger Boy at yearend have increased to a target level. At the inception of the contract, Velocity estimates an 80% chance that it
will earn the $20,000 bonus and calculates the contract price based on the expected value of future payments
to be received. After four months, circumstances change, and Velocity revises to 60% its estimate of the probability that it will earn the bonus. At the end of the contract, Velocity receives the additional consideration of
$20,000.
Required:
1. Prepare the journal entry to record revenue each month for the first four months of the contract.
2. Prepare the journal entry that the Velocity Company would record after four months to recognize the change
in estimate associated with the reduced likelihood that the $20,000 bonus will be received.
3. Prepare the journal entry to record the revenue each month for the second four months of the contract.
4. Prepare the journal entry after eight months to record receipt of the $20,000 cash bonus.

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