College Accounting (Book Only): A ...

13th Edition
Scott + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337280570



College Accounting (Book Only): A ...

13th Edition
Scott + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337280570
Textbook Problem

S. Davis, a graphic artist, opened a studio for her professional practice on August 1. The account headings are presented below. Transactions completed during the month follow.


  1. a. Davis deposited $20,000 in a bank account in the name of the business.
  2. b. Bought office equipment on account from Starkey Equipment Company, $4,120.
  3. c. Davis invested her personal photographic equipment, $5,370, in the business.
  4. d. Paid the rent for the month, $1,500, Ck. No. 1000.
  5. e. Bought supplies for cash, $215, Ck. No. 1001.
  6. f. Bought insurance for two years, $1,840, Ck. No. 1002.
  7. g. Sold graphic services for cash, $3,616.
  8. h. Paid the salary of the part-time assistant, $982, Ck. No. 1003.
  9. i. Received and paid the bill for telephone service, $134, Ck. No. 1004.
  10. j. Paid cash for minor repairs to graphics equipment, $185, Ck. No. 1005.
  11. k. Sold graphic services for cash, $3,693.
  12. l. Paid on account to Starkey Equipment Company, $650, Ck. No. 1006.
  13. m. Davis withdrew cash for personal use, $1,800, Ck. No. 1007.


  1. 1. Record the transactions and the balance after each transaction.
  2. 2. Total the left side of the accounting equation (left side of the equal sign), then total the right side of the accounting equation (right side of the equal sign). If the two totals are not equal, check the addition and subtraction. If you still cannot find the error, re-analyze each transaction.


To determine

Record the figures in the given transactions for the respective accounts, and balance the figures after recording every transaction.


Transaction: The economic events which bring about any changes in the financial items of a business and can be measured in the monetary units is referred to as a transaction.

Accounting equation: Accounting equation is a concept expressed in the form of equation, which creates a relation between resources or assets of a company and claims of resources to creditors and owners. Fundamental accounting equation is expressed as shown below:

Assets = Liabilities + Owners' EquityAssets = Liabilities+{(Owners' Capital


To determine

Sum the balances of accounts to verify whether the balances on left side and on the right side in the accounting equation are equal.

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