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Mason, Jiri, and James are partners in Woodware Company. Their capital balances as of July 31, 2014, are as follows.


Each partner has agreed to admit Frank to the partnership.

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1. Prepare the journal entries to record Frank’s admission to or Mason’s withdrawal from the partnership under each of the following conditions:
a. Frank pays Mason $25,000 for 20 percent of Mason’s interest in the partnership.
b. Frank invests $40,000 cash in the partnership and receives an interest equal to her investment.
c. Frank invests $60,000 cash in the partnership for a 20 percent interest in the business. A bonus is to be recorded for the original partners on the basis of their capital balances.
d. Frank invests $60,000 cash in the partnership for a 40 percent interest in the business. The original partners give Frank a bonus according to the ratio of their capital balances on July 31, 2014.
e. Mason withdraws from the partnership, taking $105,000. The excess of withdrawn assets over Mason’s partnership interest is distributed according to the balances of the Capital accounts.
f. Mason withdraws by selling her interest directly to Frank for $120,000.
2. When a new partner enters a partnership, why would the new partner pay a bonus to the old partners, or why would the old partners pay a bonus to the newpartner?


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