The condensed balance sheet as of December 31, 2014, for Van Den Boom Enterprises follows:

Revenues and expenses (other than amortization) are predicted to be $65,000 and $20,000, respectively, for 2015, 2016, and 2017. All revenues and expenses are received or paid in cash. On January 1, 2015, Van Den Boom pays $40,000 cash for an item.
a. Assume that Van Den Boom Enterprises engaged in operating activities only during 2015, 2016, and 2017. Prepare income statements for 2015, 2016, and 2017 and the balance sheet as of December 31 for 2015, 2016, and 2017, assuming the $40,000 cash payment is treated in each of the following ways:
(1) Immediately expensed.
(2) Capitalized and amortized evenly over two years.
(3) Capitalized and amortized evenly over three years.
b. Compute the total income recognized over the three-year period under each assumption above.
c. What is interesting about the December 31, 2014 balance sheet prepared under all threeassumptions?

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