Depreciation for Partial Periods Hathaway Company purchased a copying machine for $ 8,700 on October 1, 2016. The machine’s residual value was $ 500 and its expected service life was 5 years. Hathaway computes depreciation expense to the nearest whole month.
Required: 1. Compute depreciation expense ( rounded to the nearest dollar) for 2016 and 2017 using the:
a. straight- line method
b. sum- of- the- years’- digits method
c. double- declining- balance method
2. Next Level Which method produces the highest book value at the end of 2017?
3. Next Level Which method produces the highest charge to income in 2017?
4. Next Level Over the life of the asset, which method produces the greatest amount of depreciation expense?