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The diagram below portrays Company X (the parent or investor company), its two subsidiaries C1 and C2, and its "50% or less owned" affiliate C3. Each of the companies has only one type of stock outstanding, and there are no other significant shareholders in either C2 or C3. All four companies engage in commercial and industrial activities.


Required:
a. Explain whether or not each of the separate companies maintains distinct accounting records.
b. Identify the type of financial statements each company prepares for financial reporting.
c. Assume you have the ability to enforce your requests of management, describe the type of financial statement information about these companies (separate or consolidated) that you would request.
d. Explain what Company X reports among its assets regarding subsidiary C1.
e. In the consolidated balance sheet, explain how the 20% of C2 that is not owned by Company X is reported.
f. Identify the transaction that is necessary before C3 is included line by line in the consolidated financial statements.
g. If combined statements are reported for C1 and C2, discuss the need for any eliminationentries.


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