# If the effect of the credit portion of an adjusting entry is to increase the balance of a liability account, which of the following statements describes the effect of the debit portion of the entry? a. Increases the balance of a revenue account. b. Increases the balance of an expense account. c. Increases the balance of an asset account.

### Financial Accounting

15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337272124

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### Financial Accounting

15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337272124
Chapter 3, Problem 7DQ
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## If the effect of the credit portion of an adjusting entry is to increase the balance of a liability account, which of the following statements describes the effect of the debit portion of the entry? a. Increases the balance of a revenue account. b. Increases the balance of an expense account. c. Increases the balance of an asset account.

To determine

Identify the effect of the debit and credit portion of adjusting entry.

### Explanation of Solution

Adjusting entries: Adjusting entries refers to the entries that are made at the end of an accounting period in accordance with revenue recognition principle, and expenses recognition principle. All adjusting entries affect at least one income statement account (revenue or expense), and one balance sheet account (asset or liability).

Rule of Debit and Credit:

Debit - Increase in all assets, expenses & dividends, and decrease in all liabilities and stockholders’ equity.

Credit - Increase in all liabilities and stockholders’ equity, and decrease in all assets & expenses.

Journal entry

 Date Description Post  Ref. Debit ($) Credit ($) XXX Expenses XXXX &...

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