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Textbook Problem

RECORDING TRANSACTIONS IN THE PROPER JOURNAL Identify the journal (sales, cash receipts, purchases, cash payments, or general) in which each of the following transactions should be recorded:

  1. (a) Sold merchandise on account.
  2. (b) Purchased delivery truck on account for use in the business.
  3. (c) Received payment from customer on account.
  4. (d) Purchased merchandise on account.
  5. (e) Issued check in payment of electric bill.
  6. (f) Recorded depreciation on factory building.

To determine

Identify the journal as (sales, cash receipts, purchases, cash payment, or general) in which the given transactions are recorded.

Explanation

Identify the journal as (sales, cash receipts, purchases, cash payment, or general) in which the given transactions are recorded:

 DetailsJournal
a.Sold merchandise on account.Sales
b.Purchased delivery truck on account for use in the business.General
c.Received payment from customer on account.Cash receipts
d.Purchased merchandise on account.Purchases
e.Issued check in payment of electric bill.Cash payments
f.Recorded depreciation on factory building.General

Table (1)

Sales Journal: A journal is a book of original entry where all journal entries are recorded on the date of their occurrence in a chronological order.

Sales journal is one form of special journal book, which records sales transactions that are sold to customers on credit.

General Journal: It is a book where all the monetary transactions are recorded in the form of journal entries on the date of their occurrence in a chronological order.

The general journal is used in a manual accounting information system in the following situations:

  • • When the business transactions cannot be recorded in the special journals.
  • • When the business transactions are infrequent...

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