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Prepare the journal entry for Plano Company (April 1, 2007)

1. During 2005, Plano Co. purchased 2,000, $1,000, 9% bonds. The carrying value of the bonds at December 31, 2007 was $1,960,000. The bonds mature on March 1, 2012, and pay interest on March 1 and September 1. Plano sells 1,000 bonds on September 1, 2008, for $988,000, after the interest has been received. Plano uses straight-line amortization. The gain on the sale is
A) $0.
B) $4,800.
C) $8,000.
D) $11,200.
2.
Investment in debt securities at premium.
On April 1, 2007, Sean Co. purchased $160,000 of 6% bonds for $166,300 plus accrued interest as an available-for-sale security. Interest is paid on July 1 and January 1 and the bonds mature on July 1, 2012.

Instructions
(a) Prepare the journal entry on April 1, 2007.
(b) The bonds are sold on November 1, 2008 at 103 plus accrued interest. Amortization was recorded when interest was received by the straight-line method (by months and round to the nearest dollar). Prepare all entries required to properly record the sale.

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1. During 2005, Plano Co. purchased 2,000, $1,000, 9% bonds. The carrying value of the bonds at December 31, 2007 was $1,960,000. The bonds mature on March 1, 2012, and pay interest on March 1 and September 1. Plano sells 1,000 bonds on September 1, 2008, for $988,000, after the interest has been received. Plano uses straight-line amortization. The gain on the sale is
B) $4,800.
Unamortized discount as of December 31, 2007 = ...

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