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    3.Hachey Company has accounts receivable of $95,100 at March 31, 2007. An analysis of the accounts shows these amounts.

    Balance, March 31
    Month of Sale 2007 2006
    March $65,000 $75,000
    February 12,600 8,000
    December and January 10,100 2,400
    November and October 7,400 1,100
    $95,100 $86,500

    Credit terms are 2/10, n/30. At March 31, 2007, there is a $2,200 credit balance in Allowance
    for Doubtful Accounts prior to adjustment. The company uses the percentage of
    receivables basis for estimating uncollectible accounts. The company's estimates of bad
    debts are as shown on page 402.
    Age of Accounts Estimated Percentage
    Current 2%
    1-30 days past due 7
    31-90 days past due 30
    Over 90 days 50

    Instructions

    (a) Determine the total estimated uncollectibles.
    (b) Prepare the adjusting entry at March 31, 2007, to record bad debts expense.(c) Discuss the implications of the changes in the aging schedule from 2006 to 2007.

    4. For several years, a number of Food Lion, Inc., grocery stores were unprofitable. The company closed, and continues to close, some of these locations. It is apparent that the company will not be able to recover the cost of the assets associated with the closed stores. Thus, the current value of these impaired assets must be written down.
    A recent Food Lion income statement reports a $9.5 million charge against income pertaining
    to the write-down of impaired assets.
    a. Explain why Food Lion must write down the current carrying value of its unprofitable stores.
    b. Explain why the recent $9.5 million charge to write down these impaired assets is considered
    a noncash expense.

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    3.Hachey Company has accounts receivable of $95,100 at March 31, 2007. An analysis of the accounts shows these amounts.

    Balance, March 31
    Month of Sale 2007 2006
    March $65,000 $75,000
    February 12,600 8,000
    December and January 10,100 2,400
    November and October 7,400 1,100
    $95,100 $86,500

    Credit terms are 2/10, n/30. At March 31, 2007, there is a $2,200 credit balance in Allowance
    for Doubtful Accounts prior to adjustment. The company uses the percentage of
    receivables basis for estimating uncollectible accounts. The company's estimates of bad
    debts are as shown on page 402.
    Age of Accounts Estimated Percentage
    Current 2%
    1-30 days past due 7
    31-90 days past due 30
    Over 90 days 50

    Instructions

    (a) Determine the total estimated uncollectibles.

    Based on the months, the receivables can be put as current or overdue. We calculate the uncollectible amount by applying the percentage to the receivables amount. March receivables would be current since ...

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