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    I need a better understanding of journal entries associated with the issuance of preferred and common stocks and the declaration and payment of dividends. Can you provide an example and explanation of each?

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    Using a practical problem, this solution illustrates how to record the issuance of common and preferred stock, the declaration of dividends and the payment of dividends. (As a bonus, this illustration shows how to compute dividends on cumulative preferred shares on which no dividends were paid in previous years.)