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Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price of an acquired company over the:

  1. a. sum of the fair values assigned to tangible assets acquired minus liabilities assumed
  2. b. sum of the fair values assigned to identifiable assets acquired minus liabilities assumed
  3. c. sum of the fair values assigned to intangible assets acquired minus liabilities assumed
  4. d. book value of an acquired company

To determine

Identify the correct option for the given statement.

Explanation

Goodwill: Goodwill is the good reputation developed by a company over years. This is recorded as an intangible asset, and is quantified when other company acquires. Goodwill should be recorded only when one company is acquired by another company. Goodwill value would be impaired, if the book value of goodwill is less than fair market value...

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