On January 1 20X4 Passive Heating Corporation paid 104 000 for
On January 1, 20X4, Passive Heating Corporation paid $104,000 for $100,000 par value, 9 percent bonds of Solar Energy Corporation. Solar had issued $300,000 of the 10-year bonds on January 1, 20X2, for $360,000. The bonds pay interest semiannually. Passive previously had purchased 80 percent of the common stock of Solar on January 1, 20X1, at underlying book value.
Passive reported operating income (excluding income from subsidiary) of $50,000, and Solar reported net income of $30,000 for 20X4.

Required
Select the correct answer for each of the following questions.
1. What amount of interest expense should be included in the 20X4 consolidated income statement?
a. $14,626.
b. $18,415.
c. $21,678.
d. $27,112.
2. What amount of gain or loss on bond retirement should be included in the 20X4 consolidated income statement?
a. $4,243 gain.
b. $4,243 loss.
c. $12,923 gain.
d. $16,115 loss.
3. Income assigned to the noncontrolling interest in the 20X4 consolidated income statement should be
a. $6,534.
b. $8,321.
c. $8,388.
d. $16,826.

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