The following accounts appeared in the separate financial statements at the end of 2014 for Pressing Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Stressing Inc. Stressing was acquired in 2009.

1. How can you determine whether Pressing is using the cost or equity method to account for its investment in Stressing?
2. Compute controlling interest in consolidated income.
3. How much income did Pressing Inc. earn from its own independent operations?
4. Compute consolidated retained earnings at 12/31/14.
5. What are consolidated dividends?
6. Compute retained earnings at 1/1/14 for Stressing Inc.
7. Was there any difference between book value and the value implied by the purchase price at acquisition? Prepare workpaper entries needed at the end of 2014.
8. If Pressing used the cost method instead of the equity method, how would Pressing Inc’s retained earnings change at the end of 2014? Describe in words.
9. If Pressing uses the cost method instead of the equity method, what workpaper entries would be required at the end of 2014? Describe inwords.

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