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Bart Company had outstanding 30,000 shares of common stock, par value $ 10 per share. On January 1, 2015, Homer Company purchased some of these shares at $ 25 per share, with the intent of holding them for a long time. At the end of 2015, Bart Company reported the following: net income, $ 50,000, and cash dividends declared and paid during the year, $ 25,500. The fair value of Bart Company stock at the end of 2015 was $ 22 per share.
Required:
1. This problem involves two separate cases. For each case (shown in the table), identify the method of accounting that Homer Company should use. Explain why.
2. Give the journal entries for Homer Company at the dates indicated for each of the two independent cases. If no entry is required, explain why. Use the following format:
3. Complete the following schedule to show the separate amounts that should be reported on the 2015 financial statements of Homer Company:
4. Explain why the assets, stockholders’ equity, and income statements for the two cases differ.


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