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# Accounting Problem for Yates Corporation

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Yates Corporation began operations on January 2, 2010. It employs 15 people who work 8-hour days. Each employee earns 10 paid vacation days annually. Vacation days may be taken after January 10 of the year, following the year in which they are earned. The average hourly wage rate was \$24.00 in 2010, and \$25.50 in 2011. The average number of vacation days used by each employee in 2011 was nine. Yates Corporation accrues the cost of compensated absences at rates of pay in effect when earned.

Please prepare journal entries to record the transactions related to paid vacation days during 2010 and 2011.

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Calculations:

2010:

Vacation Wages Payable = \$2,880 × 9 = \$25,920.
Wages Expense = 15 × 8 × \$24.00 = \$2,880; \$2,880 × 10 = ...

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