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Define gains and losses. Give examples of three different types of gains and losses.

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Explain the terms “Gains” and “Losses” and provide examples of three different types of gains and losses.

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Explain the terms “Gains” and “Losses”:

Gains: Gain can be defined as the revenue exceeding the expenses due to events and circumstances during the period. This increases the equity (net assets).

Losses: Loss can be defined as the expenses exceeding the revenue due to events and circumstances. This decreases the equity (net assets).

Provide examples of three different types of gains and losses:

  • Gain or loss from exchange transactions: Gain or loss on disposal of fixed assets is an example of Gain or loss from exchange transactions...

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