Waylander Coatings Company purchased waterproofing equipment on January 6, 2013, for $320,000. The equipment was expected to have a useful life of four years, or 20,000 operating hours, and a residual value of $35,000. The equipment was used for 7,200 hours during 2013, 6,400 hours in 2014, 4,400 hours in 2015, and 2,000 hours in 2016.

1. Determine the amount of depreciation expense for the years ended December 31, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, by
(a) The straight-line method,
(b) The units-of-output method, and
(c) The double-declining-balance method. Also determine the total depreciation expense for the four years by each method. The following columnar headings are suggested for recording the depreciation expense amounts:

2. What method yields the highest depreciation expense for 2013?
3. What method yields the most depreciation over the four-year life of theequipment?

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