Question: Papke Company acquired 85 of the common stock of Serbin

Papke Company acquired 85% of the common stock of Serbin Company in two separate cash transactions. The first purchase of 72,000 shares (60%) on January 1, 2010, cost $490,000.
The second purchase, on January 1, 2011, of 30,000 shares (25%) cost $220,000. Serbin Company’s stockholders’ equity was as follows:

On April 1, 2011, after a significant rise in the market price of Serbin Company’s stock,
Papke Company sold 21,600 of its Serbin Company shares for $260,000. Serbin Company notified Papke Company that its net income for the first three months was $15,000. The shares sold were identified as those obtained in the first purchase. Any difference between implied and book values relates to goodwill. Papke uses the cost method to account for its investment in Serbin Company.

Prepare the journal entries Papke Company would record on its books during 2011 to account for its investment in SerbinCompany.

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