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Problem Solving Survival Guide to accompany Financial Accounting, 8th Edition by Donald E. Kieso, Paul D. Kimmel, Jerry J. Weygandt

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EXERCISE 11-8

Purpose: (L.O. 5) This exercise will allow you to practice recording various types of dividends.

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Instructions

Assume each of the transactions listed below is independent of the others unless otherwise indicated. Dividends are distributed only on outstanding shares of stock. Record the following transactions at the beginning of 2014:

  1. Declared a cash dividend of $.50 per share.
  2. Paid the dividend declared in 1 above.
  3. Declared a 5% stock dividend when the market value was $14 per share.
  4. Distributed the shares for the stock dividend described in 3 above.
  5. Declared a 2:1 stock split.

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