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Vancouver Corporation issued $20,000,000 of five-year, 8 percent bonds on May 1, 2009. Interest payment dates are May 1 and November 1 of each year. Vancouver uses straight-line amortization for any bond premium or discount and has a December 31 fiscal year-end.
Required:
(a) Determine the total proceeds Vancouver received from the sale of these bonds, assuming that the market interest rate for similar bonds on May 1, 2009, was
(1) 7%.
(2) 11%.
(b) Prepare the appropriate journal entries on the following dates: May 1, 2009; November 1, 2009; December 31, 2009; and May 1, 2010 assuming
(1) A 7% market rate upon issuance
(2) An 11% market rate upon issuance
(c) For each assumption listed in part (a), determine the carrying value of the bonds as of December 31, 2009.


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