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On January 1, 2010, Woods, Inc., acquired a 60 percent interest in the common stock of Scott, Inc., for $672,000. Scott’s book value on that date consisted of common stock of $100,000 and retained earnings of $220,000. Also, the January 1, 2010, fair value on the 40 percent noncontrolling interest was $248,000. The subsidiary held patents (with a 10-year remaining life) that were undervalued within the company’s accounting records by $70,000 and an unrecorded customer list (15-year remaining life) assessed at a $45,000 fair value. Any remaining excess acquisition-date fair value was assigned to goodwill. Since acquisition, Woods has applied the equity method to its Investment in Scott account and no goodwill impairment has occurred.
Intra-entity inventory sales between the two companies have been made as follows:


The individual financial statements for these two companies as of December 31, 2011, and the year then ended follow:


a. Show how Woods determined the $411,000 Investment in Scott account balance. Assume that Woods defers 100 percent of downstream intra-entity profits against its share of Scott’s income.
b. Prepare a consolidated worksheet to determine appropriate balances for external financial reporting as of December 31,2011.


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