27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
ISBN: 9781337272094




27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
ISBN: 9781337272094
Textbook Problem

Straight-line depreciation

A building acquired at the beginning of the year at a cost of $1,450,000 has an estimated residual value of $300,000 and an estimated useful life of 10 years. Determine (a) the depreciable cost, (b) the straight-line rate, and (c) the annual straight-line depreciation.


To determine

Straight-line Depreciation: Under the straight-line method of depreciation, the same amount of depreciation is allocated every year over the estimated useful life of an asset. The formula to calculate the depreciation cost of the asset using the residual value is shown as below:

Depreciation cost = (Cost of the assetResidual value)Estimated useful life of the asset

To determine: the depreciable cost of the building.


Determinethe depreciable cost of the building.

Cost of the building= $1,450,000

Residual value of the building = $300,000.

DepreciableCost =Cost−</


To determine
the straight-line rate.


To determine
the annual straight-line depreciation.

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