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According to the historical cost principle, assets should be recorded in the books of account at their actual cost, measured on the date when the asset had been purchased. Consider the features of the historical cost principle and discuss the drawbacks of recording assets in the books of account following the historical cost principle.

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Some potential drawbacks associated with recording assets in the books of account following the historical cost principle include the possibility of ...

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