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    At the beginning of 2007, Ross Technology, Inc. acquired the Valpo Corporation for $350 million. In addition to cash, receivables, and inventory, the following allocations were made:

    Plant and equipment (depreciable assets) $120 million
    Developed technology 60 million
    Goodwill 80 million

    The plant and equipment is depreciated over an 8-year useful life on a straight-line basis. There is no estimated residual value. The purchased technology is estimated to have a 6-year useful life, no residual value, and is amortized using the straight-line method.

    At the end of 2009, a change in business climate indicated to management that the operational assets of Valpo might be impaired. The following amounts have been determined:

    Plant and equipment:
    Undiscounted sum of future cash flows $65 million
    Fair value 50 million

    Developed technology:
    Undiscounted sum of future cash flows $15 million
    Fair value 10 million

    Goodwill:
    Fair value of Valpo $300 million
    Fair value of Valpo's net assets (excluding goodwill) 250 million
    Book value of Valpo's net assets (including goodwill) 310 million *

    *After first recording any impairment losses on plant and equipment and the patent.

    Required:
    1. Compute the book value of the plant and equipment and developed technology at the end of 2009.
    2. When should the plant and equipment and the purchased technology be tested for impairment?
    3. When should goodwill be tested for impairment?
    4. Determine the amount of any impairment loss to be recorded, if any, for the three assets.

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    Question 6

    At the beginning of 2007, Ross Technology, Inc. acquired the Valpo Corporation for $350 million. In addition to cash, receivables, and inventory, the following allocations were made:

    Plant and equipment (depreciable assets) $120 million
    Developed technology 60 million
    Goodwill 80 million

    The plant and equipment is depreciated over an 8-year useful life on a straight-line basis. There is no estimated residual value. The purchased technology is estimated to have a 6-year useful life, no residual value, and is amortized using the straight-line method.

    At the end of 2009, a change in business climate indicated to management that the operational assets of Valpo might be impaired. The following amounts have been determined:

    Plant and equipment:
    Undiscounted sum of ...

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