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Fizer Pharmaceutical paid $68 million on January 2, 2013, for 4 million shares of Carne Cosmetics common stock. The investment represents a 25% interest in the net assets of Carne and gave Fizer the ability to exercise significant influence over Carne's operations. Fizer received dividends of $1 per share on December 21, 2013, and Carne reported net income of $40 million for the year ended December 31, 2013. The fair value of Carne's common stock at December 31, 2013, was $18.50 per share.
• The book value of Carne's net assets was $192 million.
• The fair value of Carne's depreciable assets exceeded their book value by $32 million. These assets had an average remaining useful life of eight years.
• The remainder of the excess of the cost of the investment over the book value of net assets purchased was attributable to goodwill.

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Prepare all appropriate journal entries related to the investment during 2013.



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