   Chapter 10, Problem 10.2APE

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Textbook Problem

Units-of-activity depreciationA truck acquired at a cost of $69,000 has an estimated residual value of$12,000, has an estimated useful life of 300,000 miles, and was driven 77,000 miles during the year. Determine (a) the depreciable cost, (b) the depreciation rate, and (c) the units-of-activity depreciation for the year.

(a)

To determine

Unit-of-activity Method: Under this method of depreciation, the depreciation expense is calculated on the basis of units produced in a year. This method is suitable when a company has fluctuating productive rate. The formula to calculate the depreciation expense under this method is as follows:

Depreciation per unit = CostResidual valueEstimated units of useful life

Depreciation Expense = Depreciation per unit × Usage

To determine: the depreciable cost of the truck.

Explanation

Determinethe depreciable cost of the truck.

Cost of the truck= $69,000 Residual value of the truck =$12,000.

DepreciableCost =Cost

(b)

To determine
the depreciation rate.

(c)

To determine
the units-of-activity depreciation for the year.

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