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Accounting (Text Only)

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Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615

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26th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615
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Assume that when a purchase of supplies of $2,650 for cash was recorded, both the debit and the credit were journalized and posted as $2,560. (a) Would this error cause the trial balance to be out of balance? (b) Would the trial balance be out of balance if the $2,650 entry had been journalized correctly but the credit to Cash had been posted as $2,560?

(a)

To determine

Errors not affecting trial balance:

An error is a mistake committed in the process of book-keeping or in accounting.  In some cases, errors may occur but, they will not affect the totals of the trial balance. Such an error can be found while preparing the trial balance or would be indicated by the unusual account balance. For Example, Crediting land account. If such errors have already been journalized, and posted to the ledger, then they should be corrected by preparing a correcting journal entry.

To discuss: Whether an error of posting $2,560 instead of $2,650 to cash, and supplies account would cause the trial balance to be out of balance.

Explanation

As the same error is occurred on both debit, and credit side of the trial bala...

(b)

To determine

To discuss: Whether an error of crediting cash account by $2,560 instead of $2,650, would cause the trial balance to be out of balance.

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