Question: Father Inc buys 80 percent of the outstanding common stock

Father, Inc., buys 80 percent of the outstanding common stock of Sam Corporation on January 1, 2011, for $680,000 cash. At the acquisition date, Sam’s total fair value was assessed at $850,000 although Sam’s book value was only $600,000. Also, several individual items on Sam’s financial records had fair values that differed from their book values as follows:

For internal reporting purposes, Father, Inc., employs the equity method to account for this investment. The following account balances are for the year ending December 31, 2011, for both companies. Using the acquisition method, determine consolidated balances for this business combination (through either individual computations or the use of aworksheet).

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