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    An asset is acquired at a cost of $10,000 with a five-year life and no anticipated salvage value. Straight-line depreciation is considered appropriate. The asset was acquired on January 2, 2000. Price indexes for the five years are:

    First, prepare data for each given year. Second, answer the questions below.

    2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
    Fixed asset index 100 95 108 120 125
    General price index 100 110 115 112 125

    Compute the current value depreciation for each year.

    ?What is the realized real holding gain for the years 2001 - 2004?
    ?What would the holding gain be under EIP for the years 2001 - 2004?

    Any explanations for the tables and/or questions will be helpful, since I am completely lost.

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    An asset is acquired at a cost of $10,000 with a five-year life and no anticipated salvage value. Straight-line depreciation is considered appropriate. The asset was acquired on January 2, 2000. Price indexes for the five years are:

    First, prepare data for each given year. Second, answer the questions below.

    2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
    Fixed asset index 100 95 108 120 125
    General price index 100 110 115 112 125

    Compute the current value depreciation for each year.

    First, we need to find the depreciation expense for the year 2000 as follows: -

    Cost of asset - estimated salvage value = ...

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