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    1. In 2013, Lucy's Chaotic Construction Corporation began construction work under a three- year contract. The contract price is $1,600,000. Lucy uses the percentage-of-completion method for financial reporting purposes. The financial statement presentation relating to this contract at December 31, 2013, is as follows:

    Balance Sheet
    Accounts receivable (from construction progress billings) Construction in progress
    $ 100,000 $ 30,000
    Less: Billings on construction contract
    Cost of uncompleted contracts in excess of billings (94,000)

    Income Statement
    Income (before tax) on the contract recognized in 2013 $ 20,000

    1) What was the cost of construction actually incurred in 2013?
    2) How much cash was collected in 2013 on this contract?
    3) What was the estimated cost to complete as of the end of 2013?
    4) What was the estimated percentage of completion used to calculate income in 2013?

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    How to account for construction projects using the percentage of completion method