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    Inventory, Real Estate and depreciation:

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    P6-7A This information is available for the Automotive and Other Operations Divisions
    of General Motors Corporationfor 2004. General Motors uses the LIFO inventory method.
    (in millions) 2004

    Beginning inventory $10,960
    Ending inventory 11,717
    LIFO reserve 1,442
    Current assets 55,515
    Current liabilities 74,892
    Cost of goods sold 150,053
    Sales 161,545

    Instructions
    (a) Calculate the inventory turnover ratio and days in inventory.
    (b) Calculate the current ratio based on inventory as reported using LIFO.
    (c) Calculate the current ratio after adjusting for the LIFO reserve.
    (d) Comment on any difference between parts (b) and (c).

    E9-2 On March 1, 2007, Geoffrey Company acquired real estate, on which it planned to construct a small office building, by paying $90,000 in cash. An old warehouse on the property was demolished at a cost of $8,200; the salvaged materials were sold for $1,700. Additional expenditures before construction began included $1,500 attorney's fee for work concerning the land purchase, $5,000 real estate broker's fee, $9,100 architect's fee, and $14,000 to put in driveways and a parking lot.

    Instructions
    (a) Determine the amount to be reported as the cost of the land.
    (b) For each cost not used in part (a), indicate the account to be debited.

    P9-3B Here are selected transactions for Andre Corporation for 2007.
    Jan. 1 Retired a piece of machinery that was purchased on January 1, 1997. The machine cost $52,000 and had a useful life of 10 years with no salvage value.

    June 30 Sold a computer that was purchased on January 1, 2004. The computer cost $35,000 and had a useful life of 7 years with no salvage value. The computer was sold for $23,000.

    Dec. 31 Discarded a delivery truck that was purchased on January 1, 2003. The truck cost $30,000 and was depreciated based on a 6-year useful life with a $3,000 salvage value.

    Instructions
    Journalize all entries required on the above dates, including entries to update depreciation on assets disposed of, where applicable. Andre Corporation uses straight-line depreciation.

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