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Explain why there is a difference between the carrying value and the current market value of the long-term debt. Assume the company has decided to retire all of its long-term debt for cash, prepare the journal entry to record this transaction.

Explain why there is a difference between the carrying value and the current market value of the long-term debt. Assume the company has decided to retire all of its long-term debt for cash, prepare the journal entry to record this transaction.

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A review of bond carrying values with examples given.

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