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# Calculating revised depreciation

?- my ledger shows equiptment = 64,000, accumulated depreciation = 18,000 you use straight line method with a 10 yr useful life and 4,000 salveage and then on this date of jan. 1 2007 it is determined that the useful life is only 5 yrs but the salvage value is the same. compute the revised annual depreciation.

I came up with:

equip= 64,000 accum. dep. = 18,000

(64,000 + 18,000- 4,000 = 78,000
annual depreciation = 78,000 / 5= 15,600.00

-----but i think it could be

64,000 -18,000- 4,000= 42,000 annual depreciation = 42,000 / 5 = 8,400.00

please explain which way it should be and tell me if this is what the answer should look like or show me what it should look more like if possible- thank you

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When useful life is revised, we start with the existing book value and then calculate ...

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The solution explains how to calculate the revised depreciation if there is a change in useful life

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