27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
ISBN: 9781337272094




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

Admitting new partner

Musa Moshref and Shaniqua Hollins have operated a successful firm for many years, sharing net income and net losses equally. Taylor Anderson is to be admitted to the partnership on July 1 of the current year, in accordance with the following agreement:

a. Assets and liabilities of the old partnership are to be valued at their book values as of June 30, except for the following:

  • Accounts receivable amounting to $2,500 are to be written off, and the allowance for doubtful accounts is to be increased to 5% of the remaining accounts.
  • Merchandise inventory is to be valued at $76,600.
  • Equipment is to be valued at $155,700.

b. Anderson is to purchase $70,000 of the ownership interest of Hollins for $75,000 cash and to contribute another $45,000 cash to the partnership for a total ownership equity of $115,000.

The post-closing trial balance of Moshref and Hollins as of June 30 is as follows:

Moshref and Hollins

Post-Closing Trial Balance

June 30. 20Y7






Cash 8,000  
Accounts Receivable 42,500  
Allowance for Doubtful Accounts   1,600
Merchandise Inventory 72,000  
Prepaid Insurance 3,000  
Equipment 180,500  
Accumulated Depreciation—Equipment   43,100
Accounts Payable   21,300
Notes Payable (current)   35,000
Musa Moshref. Capital   120,000
Shaniqua Hollins. Capital   85,000
  306,000 306,000


  1. 1. Journalize the entries as of June 30 to record the revaluations, using a temporary account entitled Asset Revaluations. Debits and credits to the Asset Revaluation account are losses and gains from revaluation, respectively. The balance in the accumulated depreciation account is to be eliminated. After journalizing the revaluations, close the balance of the asset revaluations account to the capital accounts of Musa Moshref and Shaniqua Hollins.
  2. 2. Journalize the additional entries to record Anderson's entrance to the partnership on July 1, 20Y7.
  3. 3. Present a balance sheet for the new partnership as of July 1, 20Y7.


To determine


It is that form of organization which is owned and managed by two or more persons who invest and share the profits and losses according to a pre-determined ratio.

To record:  The journal entries as of June 30.


Working Notes:

Calculation of Allowances for Doubtful Accounts

Allowance for doubtful debt is to be increased to 5% of the remaining account.


Old Balance = $1,600

AmountIncreased=($2,000-$1,600)=$400 (1)

Calculation of Merchandise Inventory-

Book value of Merchandise Inventory = $72,000

Revalued Merchandise Inventory = $76,600



To determine

To record:  The additional journal entries for the entrance of partner A into the Partnership.


To determine

To prepare:  The balance sheet for the new partnership as of July 1, 20Y7.

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