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Define an asset. What are the three characteristics of an asset?

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State the meaning of assets and explain the three characteristics of an asset.

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Assets: These are the resources owned and controlled by business as a result of a past transaction or event and they are used to produce benefits for the company through business activities. Assets are classified on the balance sheet as current assets, non-current assets, property, plant, and equipment, and intangible assets. In order to consider asset, as an economic resource, it must have three characteristics...

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