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Presented below are a number of balance sheet accounts of Deep Blue Something, Inc.

1. Investment in Preferred Stock - Investments
2. Treasury Stock - Capital Stock
3. Common Stock -
4. Cash Dividends Payable
5. Accumulated Depreciation
6. Warehouse in Process of Construction
7. Petty Cash
8. Accrued Interest on Notes Payable
9. Deficit
10. Trading Securities
11. Income Taxes Payable
12. Unearned Subscription Revenue
13. Work in Progress
14. Accrued Vacation Pay

Indicate the proper balance sheet classification for each of the above accounts.

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1. Long term assets following PP&E on the balance sheet (5 below) assuming the intent is to hold for investment
2. Equity - a negative capital account disclosed separately within equity
3. Equity - a separately stated component of the equity section
4. Current liabilities assuming the dividends will be paid within one year
5. Plant, property and equipment - as a negative (reduction) of depreciable assets and stated separately
6. Plant, property and equipment ...

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a. The equipment (purchased on January 1, 2003) has a useful life of 12 years with no salvage value (Straight-line method is used).
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c. Unexpired insurance at December 31, 2003 is $7,000.
d. The rent payment of $140,000 covered the four months from December 1, 2003 through March 31, 2004.
e. Salaries and wages of $28,000 were earned but unpaid at December 31, 2003.

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a. Current assets
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c. Current liabilities
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