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Ripkin Company issues 9%, five- year bonds dated January 1, 2013, with a $ 320,000 par value. The bonds pay interest on June 30 and December 31 and are issued at a price of $ 332,988. Their annual market rate is 8% on the issue date.

Required
1. Calculate the total bond interest expense over the bonds’ life.
2. Prepare a straight- line amortization table like Exhibit 14.11 for the bonds’ life.
3. Prepare the journal entries to record the first two interest payments.



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