# Thandie and Marco are partners with capital balances of $60,000. They share profits and losses at 50% each. Chris contributes$30,000 to the partnership for a 1/3 share. What amount should the partnership record as a bonus to Chris? A. $20,000 B.$15,000 C. $10.500 D.$5,000

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## Thandie and Marco are partners with capital balances of $60,000. They share profits and losses at 50% each. Chris contributes$30,000 to the partnership for a 1/3 share. What amount should the partnership record as a bonus to Chris?A. $20,000B.$15,000C. $10.500D.$5,000

To determine

Concept introduction:

Contribution by a partner in the partnership firm:

A partner may contribute cash or non cash assets into the partnership firm. In order to record the partner’s contribution, the contributed assets are debited, and partner’s capital account is credited with the total amount of the contribution made by the partner.

To calculate:

The amount of bonus to the partner to be recorded at the time of contribution.

### Explanation of Solution

The amount of bonus to the partner to be recorded at the time of contribution is calculated as follows:

The existing Capital balance of each old partner for 50% capital is $60,000. New partner is entering for 1/3rd capital for$30,000.

The new share of each partner shall be 1/3.

Thus, the total new capital shall be $120000+$30000 = \$150,000...

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