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Explain why the term debit doesn’t always mean “increase” and why the term credit doesn’t always mean “decrease.”

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Explain the reason for which the term debit doesn’t always mean “increase” and the term credit doesn’t always mean “decrease”.

Explanation

T-account:

Trial balance is the summary of accounts, and their debit and credit balances at a given time.  It is usually prepared at end of the accounting period.  Debit balances are listed in left   column and credit balances are listed in right column.  The totals of debit and credit column should be equal.  Trial balance is useful in the preparation of the financial statements.

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