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On August 3, Srini Construction purchased special-purpose equipment at a cost of $1,000,000.
The useful life of the equipment was estimated to be eight years, with a residual value of $50,000.
a. Compute the depreciation expense to be recognized each calendar year for financial reporting purposes under the straight-line depreciation method (half-year convention).
b. Compute the depreciation expense to be recognized each calendar year for financial reporting purposes under the 200 percent declining-balance method (half-year convention) with a switch to straight-line when it will maximize depreciation expense.
c. Which of these two depreciation methods (straight-line or double-declining-balance) results in the highest net income for financial reporting purposes during the first two years of the equipment’s use? Explain.



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