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Straight Line Methods of Depreciation

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An asset was purchased for \$60,000 and originally estimated to have a useful life of 10 years with a residual value of \$3,000. After two years of straight line depreciation, it was determined that the remaining useful life of the asset was only 2 years with a residual value of \$2,000. Calculate this year's depreciation using the revised amounts and straight line method.
\$22,800
\$11,400
\$23,300
\$24,000

(11,400)

On December 31, Reach It Batting Cages Company has decided to trade-in one of its batting cages for another one that has a cost of \$500,000. The seller of the batting cage is willing to allow a trade-in amount of \$40,000. The initial cost of the old equipment was \$225,000 with an accumulated depreciation of \$195,000. Depreciation has been taken up to the end of the year. The difference will be paid in cash. What is the amount of the gain or loss on this transaction?

The gain will not be recognized and will be added to the price of the old equipment.
The gain will not be recognized and will be added to the price of the new equipment.
The gain will not be recognized and will be subtracted from the price of the old equipment.
The gain will not be recognized and will be subtracted from the price of the new equipment.

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Calculate Depreciation Straight Line Method
An asset was purchased for \$60,000 and originally estimated to have a useful life of 10 years with a residual value of \$3,000. After two years of straight line depreciation, it was determined that the remaining useful life of the asset was only 2 years with a residual value of \$2,000. Calculate this year's depreciation using the revised amounts and straight line method.

Step 1: Determine Yearly Depreciation under Original Plan:
Depreciation Calculation Using Straight Line Method = (Original Purchase Price - Salvage Value) / Estimated Useful Life

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