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    J. Miracle, an expert art and furniture restorer buys a studio where he has opened Like New, a sole proprietorship. His accountant has prepared the following chart of account {see attachment}

    Following are the transactions for May


    1. Miracle deposited $100,000 in a bank account in the name of business, Dep. Slip No. 16292
    2. Miracle bought Like New for $125,400. The assets include a building, $90,000; van, $18,500; office equipment, $12,600; office furniture, $4,300. Paid $36,000 in cash (Ck. No 1000) and placed the balance on a martgage note. (Debit each asset separately and credit Cash and Mortgage Payable.)
    4 Bought supplies on account from The Piant Pot, $2,290, Inv. 961.
    5 Bought advertising on account from Adam's advertising, $841, Inv. 3162

    7. Sold services on Account to Adeline Harris, $1256, Sales Inv. 2001.
    9. Sold services for cash to customers, $4, 167, Cash Receipt Nos. 1100-1106.
    11. Bought insurance for the business from Drake Agency for one year, $1,153, Check No. 1001.
    12. Bought office equipment on account from Office Ready, $698, Invoice 6136
    15. Paid wages of part-time assistant for the first half of the month, 4850, Check No. 1002
    16. Received on account from J. Wilson, a customer, $540, Cask Receipt No. 1107.
    17. Sold services for cash to customers, $5,173, Cash Receipt No. 1108 - 1116.
    18. The owner withdrew cash for personal use, $1,100, Check No. 1003.
    19. Received and paid the bill for repairs, $459, Check No. 1004.
    21. Bought additional office furniture on account from Au Furniture, $723, Invoice 475.
    22. Sold services on account to Jeff Isely, $1,536, Sakes Inv. 2002.
    23. Sold services on account to Mike Willen, $2,314, Sales Invoice 2003.
    25. Received and paid for utility bill, $345, Check No. 1005.
    27 Paid $300 on account to Office Ready, a creditor, $300, Check No. 1006, Invoice 6136.
    31. Paid wages of part-time assistant for the second half of the month, $850, Check No. 1007.


    1. Open general ledger software. (e.g. Excel)
    2. Create and save a file as Likenew
    3. Journalize the transactions in the general journal and post them to the general ledger.
    4. Print the general journal.
    5. Print the general ledger.
    6. Print a trial balance.


    a. Wages accrued or earne since the last payday, 442.50 (owed and to be paid on the next payday).
    b. Depreciation expense on office furniture, $1100 - remember to credit the accumulated depreciation account for office furniture, not Office Furniture.
    c. Depreciation expense on office equipment, $890 --- remember to credit the accumulated depreciation account for office equipment, not Office Equipment.
    d. Depreciation expense on van, $1,100 --- remember to credit the accumulated depreciation to van, not Van.
    e. Depreciation expense on building, $3,500 --- remember to credit the accumulated depreciation to building, not Building.
    f. Expired or used-up insurance, $96.08.
    g. Supplies inventory (left or unused), $1,336 --- calculate the amount of the expired or used-up supplies.


    a. Open the document that was saved Likenew.
    b. Journalize and post the adjusting entries
    c. Print an income statement, statement of owner's equity and balance sheet.
    d. Print the general journal.
    e. Print the general Ledger.
    f. Save the file as LikeNew2.

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    Solution Summary

    The solution explains how to make journal entries, post to ledger and prepare a trial balance, make adjustments, make a adjusted trial balance and prepare the financial statements