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At the end of the expected useful life of a depreciable asset with an estimated 15% residual value, the accumulated depreciation would equal the original cost of the asset under which of the following depreciation methods?

Chapter 11, Problem 6MC, At the end of the expected useful life of a depreciable asset with an estimated 15% residual value,

To determine

Identify the correct option for the given statement.

Explanation

Straight-line depreciation method: The depreciation method which assumes that the consumption of economic benefits of long-term asset could be distributed equally throughout the useful life of the asset is referred to as straight-line method.

Sum-of- the-years’ digits method:

Sum-of-the years’ digits method determines the depreciation expense by multiplying the depreciable base and declining fraction.

In this case, the accumulated depreciation would not equal the original cost of the asset under any situation...

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