# A long-term investment in bonds with a cost of $500,000 was sold for$600,000 cash. (a) What was the gain or loss on the sale? (b) What was the effect of the transaction on cash flows? (c) How would the transaction be reported on the statement of cash flows if cash flows from operating activities are reported by the indirect method?

### Accounting

27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337272094

### Accounting

27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337272094

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Chapter 16, Problem 6DQ
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## A long-term investment in bonds with a cost of $500,000 was sold for$600,000 cash. (a) What was the gain or loss on the sale? (b) What was the effect of the transaction on cash flows? (c) How would the transaction be reported on the statement of cash flows if cash flows from operating activities are reported by the indirect method?

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Statement of cash flows: It is one of the financial statement that shows the cash and cash equivalents of a company for a particular period. It determines the net changes in cash through reporting the sources and uses of cash due to the operating, investing, and financing activities of a company.

Cash flows from operating activities: These are the cash produced by the normal business operations.

Indirect method: Under this method, the following amounts are to be adjusted from the Net Incometo calculate the net cash provided from operating activities.

The below table shows the way of calculation of cash flows from operating activities:

 Cash flows from operating activities (Indirect method) Add: Decrease in current assets Increase in current liability Depreciation expense and amortization expense Loss on sale of plant assets Deduct: Increase in current assets Decrease in current liabilities Gain on sale of plant assets Net cash provided from or used by operating activities

To Determine: The amount of gain or loss on the sale.

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