Pemberton Corp. purchased a machine costing $300,000 that had an estimate useful life of six years and residual value of $18,000. The machine is expected to produce 3,525,000 units during its useful life, as follow:
a. What will be each year's depreciation charge if Pemberton uses the units-of production method?
b. Will this give significantly different depreciation charges in each year than the sum-of-the-years' digits method?
Solution contains calculations of depreciation charges under the units-of production method and sum-of-the-years' digits method.