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13. Kramer Company has a substantial investment in Benz Company. Kramer Company accounts for this investment using the equity method. Kramer Company owns 60% of the Benz Company's stock, which was purchased for $150,000 in January of 2004. Given the following information for the Benz Company, what is the balance in Kramer's investment in Benz Co. account on July1, 2007?

December 31, 2004 Earnings $100,000
December 31, 2005 Earnings $124,000
July 1, 2006 Dividends Paid $20,000
December 31, 2006 Earnings $136,000
July 1, 2007 Dividends Paid $24,000

Inventory Balance $ = ?


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