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Fundamental Accounting Principles

Journal Entries
Prepare the necessary general journal entries for the month of October for the Dolan Company for each situation given below. Dolan uses a perpetual inventory system.

Oct. 5 Paid cash of $12,000 for operating expenses that were incurred and properly recorded in the previous period.

Oct. 8 Purchased merchandise for $30,000 on account. Credit terms: 2/10, n/30; Freight terms: FOB shipping point.

Oct. 10 Paid freight bill of $470 for merchandise purchased on October 8.

Oct. 12 Borrowed $10,000 from Heritage Bank signing an 8%, 3-month note.

Oct. 15 Paid for merchandise purchased on October 8. The company takes all discounts to which it is entitled.

Oct. 20 Sold merchandise for $12,000 to Ed Gant on account. The cost of the merchandise sold was $8,000. Credit terms: 2/10, n/30.

Oct. 22 Purchased a 2-year insurance policy for $2,400 cash.

Oct. 25 Issued Credit Memo No. 151 to Ed Gant for $750 for merchandise returned by him from the sale on October 20. The cost of the merchandise returned was $500.

Oct. 29 Purchased office equipment for $20,000 paying $4,000 in cash and signing a 3-month, 9% note for the remainder.

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Hi there,
<br>Here are your journal entries:
<br>1. DR: Operating expenses $12,000
<br>CR: Cash 12,000
<br>2. DR: Merchandise $30,000
<br>CR: Accounts Payable 30,000
<br>3. DR: Cash $470
<br>CR: Freight Expense ...

Solution Summary

This question involves the fundamentals of accounting