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Oscar, Jazz, Morton, and Lenny: valuation of assets

36. The Oscar Corporation acquired land, buildings, and equipment from a bankrupt company at a lump-sum price of $180,000. At the time of acquisition, Oscar paid $12,000 to have the assets appraised. The appraisal disclosed the following values:
Land .................................................. $120,000
Buildings ............................................. 80,000
Equipment ............................................. 40,000

What cost should be assigned to the land, buildings, and equipment, respectively?
a. $64,000, $64,000, and $64,000
b. $90,000, $60,000, and $30,000
c. $96,000, $64,000, and $32,000
d. $120,000, $80,000, and $40,000

37. Jazz Company purchased land with a current market value of $240,000. Its book value in the accounts of the seller was $130,500. In exchange for the land, Jazz issued 20,000 shares of its common stock, par $10, with an estimated market value of $14 per share. Jazz stock is not traded on an established stock exchange. What amount should Jazz record as the cost of the land?
a. $130,500
b. $200,000
c. $240,000
d. $280,000

38. During the year just ended, Morton Company made the following expenditures relating to its plant building:

Continuing and frequent repairs ..................... $160,000
Repainted the plant building ........................ 40,000
Major improvements to the electrical wiring system .. 128,000
Partial replacement of roof tiles ................... 56,000

How much should be charged to repair and maintenance expense during the year just ended?
a. $160,000
b. $216,000
c. $256,000
d. $328,000

39. On May 1, 2011, Lenny Corporation purchased for $690,000 a tract of land on which a warehouse and office building were located. The following data were collected concerning the property:

Current Assessed Vendor's
Valuation Original Cost
Land ............................. $280,000 $180,000
Warehouse ........................ 320,000 315,000
Office Building .................. 200,000 129,000
$800,000 $624,000

Determine the appropriate amounts that Lenny should record for the land, warehouse, and office building.

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36. Total cost of new assets is $180,000 + 12,000 = 192,000.
Total valuation of assets acquired is $120,000 + 80,000 + 40,000 = 240,000
Compute the percentages that the asset valuation is the total and then apply it to the actual purchase price, as follows:

120000 / 240000 = 50% x 192000 = $96,000 for the Land
80000 / 240000 = 33.33% x 192000 = ...

Solution Summary

In a 241 word solution, the response presents very clear calculations and explanation to arrive at the answers to the problems for the allocation and valuation of fixed assets including capitalized and expensed repairs.

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