# Wardell Company purchased a minicomputer on January 1, 2014, at a cost of \$40,000. The computer was depreciated using the straight-line method over an estimated five-year life with an estimated residual value of \$4,000. On January 1, 2016, the estimate of useful life was changed to a total of 10 years, and the estimate of residual value was changed to \$900. Required: 1. Prepare the appropriate adjusting entry for depreciation in 2016 to reflect the revised estimate. 2. Repeat requirement 1 assuming that the company uses the sum-of-the-years’-digits method instead of the straight-line method.

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Wardell Company purchased a minicomputer on January 1, 2014, at a cost of \$40,000. The computer was depreciated using the straight-line method over an estimated five-year life with an estimated residual value of \$4,000. On January 1, 2016, the estimate of useful life was changed to a total of 10 years, and the estimate of residual value was changed to \$900. Required: 1. Prepare the appropriate adjusting entry for depreciation in 2016 to reflect the revised estimate. 2. Repeat requirement 1 assuming that the company uses the sum-of-the-years’-digits method instead of the straight-line method.

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The year-ended journal entry for depreciation in 2016 is as follows:

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The year-ended journal entry for depre...

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