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The balance in the equipment account is $28,650,000, and the balance in the accumulated depreciation—equipment account is $16,430,000. a. What is the book value of the equipment? b. Does the balance in the accumulated depreciation account mean that the equipment’s loss of value is $16,430,000? Explain.

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Financial Accounting

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Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305088436

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Carl Warren + 2 others
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ISBN: 9781305088436
Chapter 3, Problem 19E
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The balance in the equipment account is $28,650,000, and the balance in the accumulated depreciation—equipment account is $16,430,000.

  1. a. What is the book value of the equipment?
  2. b. Does the balance in the accumulated depreciation account mean that the equipment’s loss of value is $16,430,000? Explain.

(a)

To determine

Calculate the book value of equipment.

Explanation of Solution

Fixed assets: Fixed assets are long lived economic resources which are owned by the company. Fixed asset accounts are increased by the debits and decreased by the credits.  Thus, fixed asset accounts normally show debit balances (balance sheet).

Depreciation expenses: Depreciation is permanent decreases in the monetary value of an asset over the time period due to use, wear and tear or obsolescence.  It is the process of allocating (allocation concept) the cost of an asset to expense over its useful life. Depreciation expense is the amount of depreciation that is reported (expenses) on the income statement.

Accumulated depreciation: Accumulated depreciation refers to the amount of depreciation that is subtracted from the value of assets in the balance sheet over a period of time.

The book value of equipment is as follows:

The book value of equipment = (Cost ofequipment

(b)

To determine

Explain whether the balance of accumulated depreciation indicates the equipment’s loss of value.

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