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P Inc.purchased a \$30,000 asset with a salvage value of\$1,200 and an estimated useful life of three years.what is the book value at the end of years one and two using the 150% declining balance method?

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Take 150% of the straight-line depreciation value each year. The straight-line depreciation for the first year would be (1/3)(30,000 - 1200) = 9600, and 150% of that is 14,400. That makes the book value after one year \$15,600. Then use the same method for the second year.

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