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    Methods of Calculating Depreciation

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    An item of equipment acquired on Jan 1 at a cost of $100,000 has an estimated life of 10 years. Assuming that the equipment will have a salvage value of $10,000, determine the depreciation for each of the first three years by the:
    a) Straight line method
    b) Declining balance method
    c) Sum of the years 'digits method

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    An Excel spreadsheet showing the straight line, declining balance and sum of the years' digits methods of determining an item of equipment's depreciation for its first 3 years.

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