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The following financial statement information was prepared for Blue Corporation and Sparse Company at December 31, 20X2:


Blue and Sparse agreed to combine as of January 1, 20X3. To effect the merger, Blue paid finder’s fees of $30,000 and legal fees of $24,000. Blue also paid $15,000 of audit fees related to the issuance of stock, stock registration fees of $8,000, and stock listing application fees of $6,000. At January 1, 20X3, book values of Sparse Company’s assets and liabilities approximated market value except for inventory with a market value of $200,000, buildings and equipment with a market value of $350,000, and bonds payable with a market value of $105,000. All assets and liabilities were immediately recorded on Blue’s books.

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Give all journal entries that Blue recorded assuming Blue issued 40,000 shares of $8 par value common stock to acquire all of Sparse’s assets and liabilities in a business combination. Blue common stock was trading at $14 per share on January 1,20X3.


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