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Listed below are the transactions that affected the shareholders' equity of BLT Corporation during the period 2010-2012. At December 31, 2009, the corporation's accounts included:
Common stock, 315 million shares at $1 par..... $ 315,000,000
Paid-in capital - excess of par............. 1,890,000
Retained earnings.................. 2,910,000
a. November 2, 2010, the board of directors declared a cash dividend of $0.80 per share on its common shares, payable to shareholders of record November 16, to be paid December 2.
b. On March 2, 2011, the board of directors declared a property dividend consisting of corporate bonds of Blair County that BLT was holding as an investment. The bonds had a fair market value of $4.8 million, but were purchased two years previously for $3.9 million. Because they were intended to be held to maturity, the bonds had not been previously written up. The property dividend was payable to shareholders of record March 14, to be distributed April 6.
c. On July 13, 2011, the corporation declared and distributed a 5% common stock dividend (when the market value of the common stock was $21 per share).
d. On November 2, 2011, the board of directors declared a cash dividend of $0.80 per share on its common shares, payable to shareholders of record November 16, to be paid December 2.
e. On January 16, 2012, the board of directors declared and distributed 50% stock dividend when the market value of the common stock was $23 per share.
f. On November 2, 2012, the board of directors declared a cash dividend of $0.65 per share on its common shares, payable to shareholders of record November 16, to be paid December 2.

Required:
1. Prepare the journal entries that BLT recorded during the three-year period for these transactions. SHOW ALL WORK
(Bench-mark figures below)
Decreases to Retained Earnings
2010............252,000,000
2011............600,150,000
2012............487,856,000
Chapter 15—Preferred and Common CashDividends:


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