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The Whit Company, a manufacturer, and the Berry Company, a retailer, entered into a business combination whereby Whit acquired for cash all the outstanding voting common stock of Berry.

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a. The Whit Company is preparing consolidated financial statements immediately after the consummation of the newly formed business combination. How should Whit determine in general the amounts to be reported for the assets and liabilities of Berry Company? Assuming that the business combination resulted in goodwill, indicate how the amount of goodwill is determined.
b. Why and under what circumstances should Berry be included in the entity’s consolidated financial statements?



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