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Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making, 7th Edition by Donald E. Kieso, Jerry J. Weygandt, Paul D. Kimmel

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CHAPTER 9

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REPORTING AND ANALYZING LONG-LIVED ASSETS

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Describe how the historical cost principle applies to plant assets.
  2. Explain the concept of depreciation.
  3. Compute periodic depreciation using the straight-line method, and contrast its expense pattern with those of other methods.
  4. Describe the procedure for revising periodic depreciation.
  5. Explain how to account for the disposal of plant assets.
  6. Describe methods for evaluating the use of plant assets.
  7. Identify the basic issues related to reporting intangible assets.
  8. Indicate how long-lived assets are reported in the financial statements.

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