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When a subsidiary is acquired, the managers of the parent must allocate the purchase price to the subsidiary's identifiable assets and liabilities. Because the subsidiary's assets and liabilities are bought as a bundle, management has some flexibility in how it allocates the purchase price. Given this flexibility, how do you think the objectives of financial reporting would affect management's allocation of the purchase price? Explain.



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