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# Beluga Inc. issued 10-year bonds with a face value of \$100,000 and a stated rate of 3% when the market rate was 4%. Interest was paid annually. The bonds were sold at 87.5. What was the sales price of the bonds? Were they issued at a discount, a premium, or at par?

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### Principles of Accounting Volume 1

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Publisher: OpenStax College
ISBN: 9781947172685
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## Beluga Inc. issued 10-year bonds with a face value of \$100,000 and a stated rate of 3% when the market rate was 4%. Interest was paid annually. The bonds were sold at 87.5. What was the sales price of the bonds? Were they issued at a discount, a premium, or at par?

To determine

Concept introduction:

Bonds:

are defined as debt instruments which are usually issued by the company that borrows to its lenders. They are issued at a rate of interest that is specified and for a specified period of time. The bondholders receive a fixed rate of interest on the bonds and the repayment of the bonds is made at the maturity date.

Amortization of Bonds discount or premium:

The Bonds can be issued at a discount or premium. The discount or premium on issue of bonds or the life of bonds is amortized using the effective rate methods or the straight line method.

To indicate:

the sale price of the bonds and whether the bonds are issued at premium or discount.

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Bonds:

are defined as debt instruments which are usually issued by the company that borrows to its lenders. They are issued at a rate of interest that is specified and for a specified period of time. The bondholders receive a fixed rate of interest on the...

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