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1. Harris Corporation purchased factory equipment that was installed and put into service January 2, 2006, at a total cost of $60,000. Salvage value was estimated at $4,000. The equipment is being depreciated over four years using the double-declining balance method. For the year 2007, Harris should record depreciation expense on this equipment of:
a. $30,000.
b. $28,000.
c. $15,000.
d. $14,000.

2. A plant asset has a salvage value of $6,000 and a cost of $24,000. The asset has a three-year life. If third year depreciation amounted to $3,000, which depreciation method was used?
a. Sum-of-the-years'-digits
b. Declining-balance
c. Straight-line
d. Cannot tell from information given

3. Spencer Co. purchased machinery on January 2, 2002, for $440,000. The straight-line method is used and useful life is estimated to be 10 years, with a $40,000 salvage value. At the beginning of 2008 Spencer spent $96,000 to overhaul the machinery. After the overhaul, Spencer estimated that the useful life would be extended 4 years (14 years total), and the salvage value would be $20,000. The depreciation expense for 2008 should be:
a. $28,250.
b. $34,500.
c. $40,000.
d. $37,000.

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1. Under double declining balance method, depreciation = book value X 2/useful life
The depreciation for 2006 = 60,000 X 2/4 (double declining rate is 2/useful life) = 30,000
opening book value in 2007 = ...

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