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Ch. 1 - Introduction to Accounting
Ch. 2 - Transaction Analysis
Ch. 3 - Accrual Accounting Concepts
Ch. 4 - Merchandising Operations
Ch. 5 - Inventory
Ch. 6 - Internal Controls and Reporting Cash
Ch. 7 - Receivables and Investments
Ch. 8 - Long Lived Assets
Ch. 9 - Current Liabilities
Ch. 10 - Time Value of Money
Ch. 11 - Long Term Liabilities
Ch. 12 - Stockholders' Equity
Ch. 13 - Statement of Cash Flows
Ch. 14 - Financial Statement Analysis
Ch. 15 - GAAP vs IFRS
Initial Cost of Long Lived Assets
Basket (Lump-sum) Purchases
Ordinary Repairs vs. Capital Improvements
Depreciation: Straight Line
Depreciation: Declining Balance
Depreciation: Units-of-Activity
Depreciation: Summary of Main Methods
Depreciation for Partial Years
Retirement of Plant Assets (No Proceeds)
Sale of Plant Assets
Change in Estimate: Depreciation
Intangible Assets and Amortization
Natural Resources and Depletion
Asset Impairments
Exchange for Similar Assets

Concept #1: Asset Impairment

Practice: Sprinting Printers, Inc. purchased a patent on a high-tech laser printer for $750,000. The patent gives legal protection for twenty years, but Sprinting Printers believes that competitors will be able to mimic its capabilities in fifteen years. SP uses the straight-line method when amortizing the printer. After ten years, SP discovers that a competitor has created a more efficient holo-printer. At this point, SP determines that the estimated future cash flows of the printer are $200,000. The fair value of the patent is zero on the open market. The entry to record the discovery of the new holo-printer would include: