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    Owners Equity and Net Income

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    At beginning of year, paid in capital was $82 and retained earningswas $49. During the year, the owners invested $34 and dividends of $5 were decalred and paid. Retained earnings at then end of the year were $52. How much was total owner's equity at the end of the year and how much was the net income for the year?
    Here is all I can get to:
    Paid in Capital
    Beginning of year ............ $82
    Owner invested ............ 34
    Balance end of year $116

    Retained Earnings
    Beginning of year ............$ 49
    Dividends ............. (5)
    Balance end of year .......... 44 ----- this is not $52 What is wrong?

    Net Income = Revenues - Expenses .......... I don't know how to get this from the above information.

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    Retained Earnings increase due to the net income of the year and reduce due to dividends. If you make a statement of retained ...

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    The solution explains the calculation for net income and ending owners equity given the beginning balances.

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